Richard Branson

Open Letter Urges Action To Address AI, And Other Global Risks

Open letter from 'The Elders' group urges world leaders to address existential risks of artificial intelligence and climate change

4 months ago

Hyperloop One To Close Down – Report

Futuristic travel experiment Hyperloop One to cease operations, as assets sold off and remaining staff made redundant

6 months ago

Virgin Galactic Completes First Commercial Spaceflight

After lengthy pause, Sir Richard Branson venture Virgin Galactic finally delivers paying customers to edge of space

12 months ago

Virgin Galactic Spaceplane Lands Safely After Test Flight

Spaceplane from Virgin Galactic makes first return to edge of space in nearly two years, to restart Richard Branson's space…

1 year ago

Virgin Orbit Shuts Down After Chapter 11 Filing

Sir Richard Branson ends Virgin Orbit operations going forward, with assets being sold off to rivals in space launch sector

1 year ago

Virgin Orbit Lays Off 85 Percent Of Staff

Nearly 700 jobs to go at Sir Richard Branson’s rocket company Virgin Orbit Holdings, amid reports it will cease operations

1 year ago

Virgin Galactic Reopens Space Tourism Ticket Sales

Got a spare $450,000? Sir Richard Branson's space venture restarts ticket sales to edge of space, after brief FAA grounding…

2 years ago

Blue Origin Successfully Completes First Test Flight, After Jeff Bezos Mission

Blue Origin test flight successfully reuses the New Shepard rocket that carried Jeff Bezos and others to space last month

3 years ago

Virgin Galactic Prices Spaceflight Tickets at $450,000 Per Seat

Does that include an inflight meal? Single seat on Sir Richard's Virgin Galactic spacefight priced at an eyewatering $450,000

3 years ago

Jeff Bezos Completes Blue Origin Spaceflight

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos briefly lost his title as the richest man on earth, after he blasted off into outer…

3 years ago

Sir Richard Branson Wins Battle Of Billionaire Space Race

Sir Richard beats Bezos into outer space. But Blue Origin mocks Virgin Galactic and points out that Sir Richard didn't…

3 years ago

Richard Branson, Virgin Galactic To Beat Jeff Bezos To Space

Beating Bezos. Surprise from Virgin Galactic that its first spaceflight will carry Richard Branson to space before Jeff Bezos

3 years ago

Passenger Bids $28 Million To Join Jeff Bezos On Blue Origin Debut

Blue Origin announces winner of live auction to join Jeff Bezos and his brother on debut spaceflight next month

3 years ago

OneWeb Secures ‘Largest Ever’ Rocket Acquisition For Satellite Internet Launch

Richard Branson and Qualcomm-backed OneWeb moves closer to launch

9 years ago

Facebook To Bring Internet.org Service To Europe

Richard Branson joins in with impromptu and wide-ranging Q&A with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg

9 years ago

When Will Virgin Launch Its Own Electric Car?

Virgin, which already competes in the all-electric Formula E race, said it may develop a consumer vehicle

9 years ago

Winklevoss Twins Use Bitcoin To Pay For Virgin Galactic Space Trip

The twins who claim to have invented Facebook praise the spirit of exploration, compare Richard Branson to Marco Polo

10 years ago

LeWeb 2012: Branson Backs $10m Codecademy Financing

Codecademy announces $10m of funding, as Branson looks to expand his investment in tech start-ups

12 years ago