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Ancient-Human Fossils Sent to Space, Scientists Slam ‘Publicity Stunt’

On a Friday morning last week, a Virgin Galactic spaceship traveled 88 kilometers above Earth, right to the edge of space. On that spacecraft, there were two experienced Virgin Galactic pilots, a teacher, and three passengers. But what made this...

Virgin Galactic Completes First Commercial Flight into Space

Virgin Galactic completed its first-ever commercial mission on Thursday, sending four passengers to suborbital space and back. Richard Branson's rocket plane, Unity, reached an altitude of about 53 miles in a landmark moment for Virgin Galactic, which has big ambitions...

Barefoot With Baby in Arms: Elon Musk’s Surprise Visit to Richard Branson

Richard Branson recently revealed some rather startling—and, to some, quite amusing— news concerning his fellow billionaire, Elon Musk. Evidently, the owner of Tesla and former CEO of Twitter surprised the British mogul with a late-night visit at his home...

Billionaire Space Race: Symbol of Capitalism’s Obsession with Growth

A handful of incredibly powerful men are now busy trying to persuade us that the future is not here on Earth but among the stars.

Amazon’s Bezos Reaches Space in Own “Blue Origin” Rocket

Jeff Bezos, the creator of the retail behemoth Amazon, entered space and stayed there in his own rocket for five minutes.

Richard Branson Reaches the Edge of Space Aboard VSS Unity

Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group, will be the first billionaire in space as Virgin Galactic launches the VSS Unity on Sunday. 

Richard Branson Aims to Beat Jeff Bezos in Race to Space

Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson announced he will launch to space on July 11, beating fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos by nine days.

Is Space Tourism the Future of the Travel Industry? Jeff Bezos Thinks So

The new London-based travel agency RocketBreaks aims to be the go-to resource for those seeking the luxury and adventure of commercial space tourism. The development of cutting-edge spaceship technology from companies like Virgin Galactic, combined with the rabid interest of...