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Branson’s Virgin Orbit to go public through $3.2 bln SPAC merger

Aug 23 (Reuters) – Billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit is going public through a merger with a blank-check vehicle in a deal that values it at $3.2 billion and includes an investment from Boeing Co (BA.N), it said on Monday. The small satellite launch service provider’s deal with NextGen Acquisition......

Branson’s Virgin Orbit to go public through a SPAC at $3.7 billion valuation

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The modified 737 aircraft “Cosmic Girl” lifts off from Mojave Air and Space Port in California carrying a LauncherOne rocket on June 30, 2021. Virgin Orbit Virgin Orbit, the satellite-launching spinoff off of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, is preparing to go......

Branson’s impact on commercial space race will be huge, says former NASA astronaut

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Retired NASA astronaut Nicole Stott told CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith” that Virgin Galactic‘s successful first fully crewed test flight into suborbital space Sunday will have a big impact on the commercial space race.  “I think it’s going to......

Virgin Galactic falls after it gets set to sell $500 million in stock following Branson’s successful flight

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Shares of Virgin Galactic slipped on Monday after the company filed to sell up to $500 million in common stock. This follows the commercial spaceflight company’s successful test flight with founder Sir Richard Branson. Virgin Galactic, which trades under the......

NASA chief says Richard Branson’s flight was a great milestone in human space exploration

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here NASA Administrator Bill Nelson on Monday commended Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson after he traveled to the edge of space as a passenger on his company’s VSS Unity spacecraft. “We put up Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom into suborbit 60......

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Space Plane Flight: How to Watch

New York Times
Richard Branson is finally getting his trip to space on Sunday. It has been a very long wait for Mr. Branson, the irreverent, 70-year-old British billionaire who leads a galaxy of Virgin companies. In 2004, he founded Virgin Galactic to provide adventurous tourists with rides on rocket-powered planes to the......

Branson’s Virgin Galactic gets FAA approval to fly people to space

June 25 (Reuters) – Billionaire Richard Branson’s spaceship company Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc (SPCE.N) said on Friday it received approval from the U.S. aviation safety regulator to fly people to space, following a successful test flight last month. Virgin Galactic completed its first manned space flight from its new home......

Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit successfully blasts satellites into space after failed first attempt

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit, with a rocket under the wing of a modified Boeing 747 jetliner, takes off for a key drop test of its high-altitude launch system for satellites from Mojave, California, July 10, 2019. Mike Blake | Reuters......

Branson’s Virgin Galactic cuts short test flight from New Mexico spaceport

FILE PHOTO: Sir Richard Branson stands on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange ahead of the start of trading in Virgin Galactic in New York, Oct. 28, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo (Reuters) -Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc cut short a test flight of its suborbital SpaceShipTwo Unity plane on......

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