Virgin Galactic selects Arizona for spaceplane manufacturing facility

WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic introduced July 14 plans to assemble a fleet of suborbital spaceplanes in a brand new manufacturing facility in a suburb of Phoenix. The corporate mentioned it has began... Read more »

State Fight: New Mexico’s growing reputation as a space state

Federal area funding flows to New Mexico. The state is dwelling to the U.S. Air Pressure Analysis Laboratory, the U.S. House Methods Command Innovation and Prototyping Directorate, the U.S. House Pressure Speedy... Read more »

FAA grounds SpaceShipTwo after problem on July flight

LOMPOC, Calif. — The Federal Aviation Administration won’t enable Virgin Galactic to renew flights of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane till it completes an investigation into an issue on the automobile’s earlier flight... Read more »

Virgin Galactic resumes ticket sales but delays start of commercial service

WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic introduced Aug. 5 it’s restarting ticket gross sales at considerably greater costs however received’t start flying its current suborbital house tourism prospects till the second half of subsequent... Read more »

FAA revises criteria for commercial astronaut wings

EL PASO, Texas — The Federal Aviation Administration has revised its standards for awarding astronaut wings to these flying on industrial spacecraft, making the necessities stricter whereas together with a major loophole.... Read more »

Virgin Galactic cleared to fly customers on SpaceShipTwo

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration has granted permission to Virgin Galactic to fly prospects, and never simply workers, on its SpaceShipTwo suborbital car, a transfer that might enable the corporate’s founder... Read more »

SpaceShipTwo makes first flight to space from New Mexico

Up to date 5:15 p.m. Jap. WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo made its first flight to house in additional than two years Could 22, finishing the primary in a collection of 4... Read more »

Virgin Galactic hires Disney executive as new CEO

Up to date 7 p.m. Japanese with feedback from an organization convention name. WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic introduced July 15 it’s bringing in a Disney government as the corporate’s new chief government... Read more »

Space hospitality startup to establish training complex

SAN FRANCISCO – Orbite Corp., a Seattle startup based by American entrepreneur Jason Andrews and French entrepreneur Nicolas Gaume, introduced plans July 14 to ascertain a Spaceflight Gateway and Astronaut Coaching Advanced... Read more »

Virgin Galactic to work with NASA on private orbital spaceflight experiences

WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic introduced June 22 it has signed an settlement with NASA to assist growth of a program to coach and probably procure rides for personal people in search of... Read more »