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What will space travel be like in 30 years ?

Richard Branson has weighed in on what he believes space travel will be like over the next three decades. The Virgin Galactic entrepreneur is no stran…

Virgin Galactic flights to blast off in 2013

Richard Branson’s flagship commercial space company is set to start flights in December 2013. Branson himself will be on board the first two-hour sub-…

7 Stories of People Who Refused to be Limited (in 2012)

Is it just me, or are there more and more global news stories about disabled people accomplishing feats that would be quite newsworthy for able-bodied people? I believe it is happening more and more, as modern attitudes about those who’ve had physical setbacks change to reflect reality. People termed “disabled” have always had the will [...]

Richard Branson Ice Cubes

The only place you’ll get the pleasure of drinking a beverage filled with ice cubes shaped in the likeness of Richard Branson is in the new Upper Class Cabin section of Virgin Atlantic Airlines. Which is kind of a step up from First Class, I guess. But even if you never fly in such rarefied [...]

Richard Branson prepares for deep sea dive

Richard Branson is preparing for a mission to visit the depths of the Atlantic Puerto Rico Trench. Hot on the heels of Titanic director James Cameron …

10 Technology Prizes That Propelled Us Forward

Sometimes, people just need a little added incentive. Here are 10 technology-related prizes that helped move us forward. 1. Orteig Prize In 1919, French-born, New York City hotelier Raymond Orteig offered a $25,000 prize to the first pilot who made a solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. For years, pilots gave it a shot and many [...]

Billionaire Richard Branson Loses Bet, Must Serve as Flight Attendant

Richard Branson, the eccentric billionaire owner of Virgin Atlantic Air, lost a bet to Tony Fernandes, the owner of Air Asia. Consequently, he must serve as a flight attendant on an Air Asia international flight: Branson made the wager with Lotus racing team principal Tony Fernandes , who owns Air Asia, over which of their Formula [...]

World’s first spaceport runway opens

The first ever commercial spaceport has opened its runway in the New Mexico desert. Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic will be operating flights from t…

SpaceShipTwo makes first solo glide flight

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo has succeeded in its first solo glide flight at 45,000 feet. Richard Branson’s flagship space tourism airline is now on…

The world’s first commercial spaceflight

Space travel seems almost out of vogue these days, compared with its heyday in the latter half of last century. However, Richard Branson and Burt Rutan may be about to change all that by launching commercial space travel. This may sound like a fantasy, but the world’s first commerical spacecraft was revealed by them yesterday – [...]