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Necker Island Fire

Kate Winslet escapes inferno at Sir Richard Branson’s home KATE Winslet was forced to flee Sir Richard Branson‘s Caribbean home last night after a fire ripped through the house burning it to the ground. The Oscar-winning actress had been holidaying at The Great House on the Virgin boss’ Necker Island with her children. Sir Richard’s […]

NASA Partner With Virgin Galactic

Very interesting news today. Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic will use its SpaceShipTwo-class reusable spaceplanes for a little more than just joyrides into zero-g, as NASA’s new contract with the independent space company is a milestone for the entire space business. Just shows that Richard Branson’s wackiest venture pay actually pay-off. Virgin notes, “this arrangement marks the first time […]

Virgin Galactic Update

Don’t have the $250,000 to secure a spot on one of Virgin Galactic‘s maiden joyrides into space next year? Here’s a look at what you’re missing. We flew in a regular Virgin Air plane over San Francisco right next to WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo this week. After a short flight, we touched down next to the spacecraft–the first time […]

Richard Branson’s New iPad-Only Magazine

Today, British tycoon and Virgin chairman Richard Branson introduces a new venture: an iPad-only magazine called Project. Sources say the magazine is expected to hit the iTunes tomorrow, and will thus take the first swing at a novel digital-news platform that has already seen heavy investment from Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. Video of Project’s front […]

Virgin Galactic Update

Virgin Galactic’s first spaceship, named VSS Enterprise, and its carrier aircraft, the White Knight Two, were in New Mexico for the dedication of the runway at a commercial spaceport located north of Las Cruces that will become Virgin Galactic’s home base. Virgin Galactic, an offshoot of billionaire Richard Branson’s London-based Virgin Group, expects to begin […]

SpaceShipTwo’s First Flight With Crew Aboard

SpaceShipTwo staged a dress rehearsal for its glide flight and flew with a crew for the first time. Word spread quickly that SpaceShipTwo, attached to its mother ship Eve, departed the Mojave Air and Space Port. Many were anxious to hear whether the first glide flight of the spacecraft also known as VSS Enterprise would […]

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