Learn more about Virgin Galactic's plan to make space tourism and personal space travel a reality with SpaceShipTwo.
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo aced its third unpowered free flight Friday, a glide test that marked the first time at the new space plane's controls for one former NASA astronaut.
As scientists and others protest a White House executive order restricting immigration from several nations, many in the space industry are not yet taking a stand on the issue.
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Virgin Galactic’s second SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane performed its second free flight Dec. 22 as the company prepares to enter a critical year in the vehicle’s long-delayed development.
Virgin Galactic's second SpaceShipTwo suborbital spacecraft, the VSS Unity, made its first glide test flight over California's Mojave Desert on Dec. 3, 2016.
The space tourism company Virgin Galactic performed its first glide flight test of the VSS Unity on Dec. 3, 2016. Here are the photos from the spaceship's run-up to its first solo flight.
The space tourism company Virgin Galactic took to the air with its VSS Unity space plane today (Nov. 1) to attempt the craft's first glide flight.
Virgin Galactic is planning to begin glide flight tests of its second SpaceShipTwo next Tuesday, almost exactly two years after a fatal test flight of its first suborbital spaceplane.
Multiple spaceflight companies are working on plans to carry humans to space. Here's our list of the top commercial spaceships.
Rocket Lab is dedicating itself to launching small satellites cheaply and efficiently — a capability the American company thinks the burgeoning private spaceflight industry desperately needs.
Virgin Galactic announced a contract for four launches of satellites for a planned communications constellation.
As Virgin Galactic prepares to resume testing of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane, the company announced Aug. 1 that it has received a launch license for those tests from the FAA.
Virgin Galactic is in the testing phase of its second SpaceShipTwo vehicle in Mojave, California. See photos of the new private spaceship for space tourism and more here.
Artist's illustration showing the planned Stratolaunch system, which will launch satellites using a rocket carried into the sky by a giant airplane.