Is change coming? Union supporters distribute information before sunrise outside the Amazon.com BHM1 fulfilment centre in Bessemer, Alabama, on Monday. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon / AFP

Image of the week: Unionising Amazon In Bessemer, Alabama, workers at Amazon. com’s BHM1 fulfilment centre have been voting this week on whether to c(...)

The name Sirius comes from the Greek “sparkling” or “scorching” and its brilliance does catch the eye, while another old designation translates as “of a thousand colours”.

On April 12th, 1961 – sixty years ago this month – we fulfilled a dream we had for millennia as Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human i(...)

Not a bird, not a plane, but VSS Imagine, the latest spaceship in Virgin Galactic’s ‘growing fleet’. Photograph: Virgin Galactic handout / PA

Virgin Galactic Holdings unveiled its newest spacecraft, VSS Imagine, the first vehicle produced under a new assembly system that’s critical to the co(...)

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Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic Airways told a London court that it will run out of cash next month unless it secures approval for a £1.2 billion ((...)

Inside the Virgin Galactic spaceship. Photograph: Spaceship Co/Virgin Galactic via Getty

The inside of Virgin Galactic’s space plane is like a space-age executive jet. The seats recline to absorb the forces of acceleration toward space. Mo(...)

Virgin Atlantic had previously identified a £750 million funding requirement but the total value of the package it is trying to secure is now about £1 billion. Photograph: iStock

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group has committed £200 million (€221 million) of immediate funding for Virgin Atlantic as the grounded airline races to(...)

The Electron rocket in a launch pad. Photograph: Courtesy of Rocket Labs

A new space race has begun; but this time, it’s not superpower-led. This one is led by industry, government bodies and research groups who have gained(...)

Bob Behnken, a Nasa astronaut, in his spacesuit at SpaceX headquarters. Photograph: SpaceX via AP/NYT

Michael Bay, the director of the 1998 cosmic disaster movie Armageddon, once gave an interview discussing the worst crisis in the making of the film. (...)

‘Air travel is a small – but growing, and significant – part of international greenhouse gas emissions.’ Image: Getty Images/iStock

Beef is cancelled. Well, on many Virgin flights, anyway. Earlier this year, Richard Branson – whose company is about to charge people $250,000 (€228,(...)

Shares of Virgin Galactic Holdings fell as much as 24 per cent in early Thursday trading, the most ever, after downgrades from the two top analysts

Shares of Virgin Galactic Holdings fell as much as 24 per cent in early Thursday trading, the most ever, after downgrades from the two top analysts am(...)

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