The billionaire space race has reached a new frontier after Sir Richard Branson announced plans to list Virgin Galactic as a public company on the New York stock exchange. The Virgin tycoon is vying with SpaceX, founded by Tesla chief executive Elon Musk, and Blue Origin, owned by Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, to be the first business to provide commercial passenger flights in space. September Sir Richard Branson announces launch of Virgin Galactic , saying passengers could be flown into space by December A contract is signed for a new Philippe Starck-designed spaceport for Virgin Galactic in New Mexico - to take tourists to space. The likely flight date is now
Virgin Galactic to launch its 1st suborbital spaceflight from Spaceport America in October: report
Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson sets date of first trip into space
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Space tourism: Virgin space plane to fly above new base
Virgin Galactic is an American spaceflight company within the Virgin Group. It is developing commercial spacecraft and aims to provide suborbital spaceflights to space tourists and suborbital launches for space science missions. Virgin Galactic's founder, Richard Branson , had originally hoped to see a maiden flight by the end of ,  but the date was delayed for several years, most seriously by the October in-flight crash of VSS Enterprise. Virgin Galactic was founded in by British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson , who had previously founded the Virgin Group and the Virgin Atlantic airline, and who had a long personal history of balloon and surface record-breaking activities. In July , three Scaled Composite employees were killed and three critically injured at the Mojave spaceport while testing components of the rocket motor for SpaceShipTwo.
Virgin Galactic is set to carry out a milestone test flight of its rocket-powered tourist plane on Saturday. This will be the first crewed flight of its reusable Unity vehicle to take off from the purpose-built commercial spaceport in New Mexico, US. Sir Richard Branson's company will begin space tourism flights in