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After Virgin Orbit vanished in bankruptcy court, Virgin Galactic announced its first spaceflight in two years as the Unity 25 mission rocketed to an altitude of 54.2 miles (87.2 km) on May 25, 2023 in the skies over Spaceport America, New Mexico.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Virgin Galactic, SpaceShipTwo, Launch, Space Tourism
Sir Richard Branson's space launch company Virgin Orbit has closed its doors and ceased to exist after the United States Bankruptcy Court in the District of Delaware broke it up and sold off its assets to bidders. This comes after a failed attempt to conduct the first launch from Britain in January.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Virgin Orbit, Space exploration, Virgin, Launch, Boei
Sir Richard Branson is preparing to sell off Virgin’s stake in a US hyperloop start-up as interest in the technology envisioned by Twitter billionaire Elon Musk fades. A source said […] The post ShinyShiny snippets: Virgin sells stake in Hyperloop appeared first on ShinyShiny.
It appears Virgin Galactic is looking to ramp up its commercial space services, placing orders for two more WhiteKnightTwo motherships from Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Services to support the air launch of Virgin's SpaceShipTwo spaceplane.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Virgin Galactic, Spacecraft, Aircraft
Virgin Orbit has ticked off another milestone for its fledgling launch business, successfully carrying out its first night-time mission over the weekend and deploying satellites into low-Earth orbit. The flight is the first of three the company will carry out for the United States Space Force as it eyes international expansion of its operations.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Virgin
Kindred, a tech for good revenue and loyalty solution for app publishers, has joined forces with Virgin Media O2, to help customers save money and support eco-projects while online shopping. The exclusive ‘Feel Good Shopping’ […] The post Kindred partners with Virgin Media O2 for Feel Good Shopping appeared first on ShinyShiny.
Sir Richard Branson’s “hyperloop” business, which aims to build a futuristic means of transport, has cut half its staff as part of a shift towards moving cargo rather than passengers. […] The post ShinyShiny snippets: Virgin Hyperloop changes direction appeared first on ShinyShiny.
Customers of Virgin Mobile and O2 face hefty price hikes on their phone bills from April. The increase of 11.7% for airtime for many customers is in large part due […] The post ShinyShiny snippets: Virgin, O2 customers face 11.7% price hike appeared first on ShinyShiny.
the video comes just after richard branson’s company announced it is taking reservations for seats on its flights to space.  The post virgin galactic releases video showcasing their spaceflight design in detail appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
While it works away at the propulsion technology required to shuttle people and cargo through near-vacuum tubes at around the speed of sound, Virgin Hyperloop continues to iterate on the design of the pods to hold them. The latest version of these commercial capsules will be on display at the upcoming Expo 2020 show in Dubai, where visitors will be able to climb aboard for a window into a high-sp is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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