Virgin Galactic

  • Ashton Kutcher to travel into space March 20, 2012

    London: Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher is going into space after signing up to be the 500th customer to travel into outer space with Virgin Galactic. The 'Two and a Half Men' star is excited about his trip to space, according to Virgin CEO Richard Branson. "I gave Ashton a quick call...
  • Can space elevators be a reality in 2100? September 8, 2011

    Think of a day in the year 2100. The walls of your room light up like screens and your chosen software program, a familiar face named, say, Molly, wakes you up in the morning and lays out the day's plan. As you enter the bathroom, DNA and protein sensors in...
  • Branson unveils latest Virgin Galactic craft December 8, 2009

    Mojave: A spacecraft designed to rocket wealthy tourists into space as early as 2011 was unveiled on Monday in what backers of the venture hope will signal a new era in aviation history. The long-awaited glimpse of SpaceShipTwo marks the first public appearance of a commercial passenger spacecraft. The project...
  • Branson's latest stunt: Get married in space April 21, 2008

    New Delhi: The flamboyant boss of the Virgin group, Richard Branson, is eyeing another record – he wants to be the first person to marry a couple in space. The couple, whose name has not been disclosed, will be married on Virgin Galactics maiden space flight next year, and...
  • Book yourself on a flight to space for Rs 80 lakh October 23, 2007

    New Delhi: Rakesh Sharma, Kalpana Chawla, Sunita Williams — will you be the next Indian to go to space, considering space is just a two hour flight away and the ride costs just Rs 80 lakh? You can now book yourself on a flight to outer space online or just walk...
  • India's 1st space tourist set to fly June 17, 2007

    Thiruvananthapuram: Even as India dreams of putting its first man in space, the country's first space tourist is all set to hit outer space. Thirty-year-old Santosh George Kulangara will be spending about one crore for a three-hour long exursion or what can be called a trip to space. Kulangara will be on...
  • Pak woman selected for space travel August 18, 2006

    Islamabad: A France-based Pakistani woman has been selected to join a US commercial space flight in 2008. Namira Salim, a Pakistani artiste based in southern France said that she had been chosen by the US firm Virgin Galactic for its commercial space flight in 2008. She said that she was...