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Inspiration4 crew returns to Earth after historic flight

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Inspiration4 crew wrapped up the first all-civilian privately-funded trip to orbit and plunged back to Earth on Saturday, dropping out of a hazy sky for a ghostly early evening splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean near Cape Canaveral, Florida.......

First privately-funded trip to orbit going well, but details few and far between

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The first all-civilian, privately-funded crew to reach orbit came through their initial hours in the weightless environment of space “healthy, happy and resting comfortably,” SpaceX reported Thursday. Company founder Elon Musk tweeted: “Just spoke with (Inspiration4) crew. All is......

Watch space company Firefly launch its Alpha rocket for the first time

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here [The livestream is slated to begin at 8pm EDT. Please refresh the page if you do not see the video player above.] Space company Firefly is aiming to launch its Alpha rocket for the first time on Thursday evening, lifting......

FAA grounds Virgin Galactic’s spacecraft during investigation of Branson flight issues

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Carrier aircraft VMS Eve is seen in the background shortly after releasing VSS Unity, which is firing its engine and acclerating during the company’s fourth spaceflight test, Unity 22, carrying founder Richard Branson on July 11, 2021. Virgin Galactic The......

Virgin Galactic ‘could really take off’ if it breaks above this level, trader says as space stock gets analyst love

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Virgin Galactic could be setting up for a sustained move higher. Jefferies initiated coverage of the space travel stock with a buy rating on Tuesday, sending shares nearly 9% higher in the day’s trading. On average, analysts covering the stock......

Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Zoom, Virgin Galactic, Chico’s and more

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Zoom founder Eric Yuan poses in front of the Nasdaq building as the screen shows the logo of the video-conferencing software company Zoom after the opening bell ceremony on April 18, 2019 in New York City. Kena Betancur | Getty......

Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: Zoom Video, Robinhood, Designer Brands and more

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Zoom Video (ZM) – Zoom reported quarterly earnings of $1.36 per share, 20 cents a share above estimates. Revenue also beat forecasts and topped $1 billion for the......

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

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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......

Top talent departs Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin as NASA lander fight escalates

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jeff Bezos, owner of Blue Origin, introduces a new lunar landing module called Blue Moon during an event at the Washington Convention Center, May 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson | Getty Images Jeff Bezos flew to space late......

Virgin Galactic shares fall after Richard Branson dumps another huge stake worth $300 million

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sir Richard Branson waves out the window of spacecraft VSS Unity before launching on July 11, 2021. Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson sold more of his ownership of the space tourism company this week, dumping another huge......

Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Virgin Galactic, Robinhood, Yelp, Novavax & more

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson prepares to spray champagne after flying with a crew in Virgin Galactic’s passenger rocket plane VSS Unity to the edge of space at Spaceport America near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, U.S., July 11, 2021. Joe......

Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Beyond Meat, Virgin Galactic, TripAdvisor & more

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Virgin Galactic’s passenger rocket plane VSS Unity, carrying billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson and his crew, lands after reaching the edge of space above Spaceport America near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, U.S., July 11, 2021. Joe Skipper | Reuters Check......

Virgin Galactic reopens ticket sales, with next spaceflight test targeting late September

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Virgin Galactic’s passenger rocket plane VSS Unity, carrying Richard Branson and crew, begins its ascent to the edge of space above Spaceport America near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, U.S. July 11, 2021 in a still image from video. Virgin......

Cryptocurrency is taking off as a way to pay for those vacation getaways

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Alexander Spatari | Moment | Getty Images You’ll probably have to use cryptocurrency to pay off that ransomware hacker who froze your laptop, but where else might you put all your bitcoin, ethereum and other digital coins to actual use?......

Elizabeth Warren makes fresh push for wealth tax – ‘Yes, Jeff Bezos, I’m looking at you’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday reignited her push for a tax on the wealth of the richest Americans and called out billionaire Amazon founder and nascent space-tourism magnate Jeff Bezos for what she views as his failure to pay his......

Former Virgin Galactic CEO to launch on the company’s next spaceflight test

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides CNBC | Michael Sheetz George Whitesides, the former CEO of Virgin Galactic, will fly on the company’s next spaceflight test, CNBC has learned. Sir Richard Branson made the announcement at a party on July 11......

Ex-NASA chief envisions a future where humans go to space stations owned by corporations

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The future of space innovation will be controlled by corporations, ex-NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told CNBC Tuesday, shortly after Jeff Bezos became the second space company founder to go to space. “These commercial entrepreneurs are making huge moves that are......

Jeff Bezos reaches space on Blue Origin’s first crewed launch

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here VAN HORN, Texas — Jeff Bezos is the world’s most wealthy person, and now the first to hold that title while not on the Earth. Blue Origin launched him into spaceflight history on Tuesday, with Bezos riding his company’s first......

Blue Origin is launching Jeff Bezos to space on Tuesday. Here is what you should know

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An uncrewed New Shepard rocket launches on the company’s NS-14 test flight in January 2021. Blue Origin VAN HORN, Texas — Near a small town in the West Texas desert, a quartet led by the world’s richest person is preparing......

New Shepard rocket ready to boost Bezos and three crewmates into space

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here While Jeff Bezos and his three crewmates worked through a two-day “astronaut” training course, engineers on Sunday tentatively cleared their New Shepard rocket and capsule for blastoff Tuesday on a 10-minute up-and-down flight to the edge of space, matching......

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