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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(...)

Professor Brian Cox said he was amazed by students’ entries at the  BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography

Sending politicians to space, even for just five minutes, to ensure they get a better perspective on the world, on its value and vulnerability, should(...)

Earthbound – for now – Richard Branson rings the bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Image of the week: Galactic ambition With the stock ticker SPCE, Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Holdings launched this week, not into space, but o(...)

Richard Branson walks near Virgin Galactic’s mothership WhiteKnightTwo,  intended to carry SpaceShipTwo to launch commercial passengers into space. Photograph: Mark Greenberg/Virgin Galactic/Reuters

Richard Branson’s space-tourism venture, Virgin Galactic, plans to go public as part of a deal with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) creat(...)

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