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International Space Station’s first all-private astronaut team docked to orbiting platform

Illustration by an artist of the Axiom Modules attached to International Space Station. Axiom Spa A private team of first-ever astronauts was launched safely to the International Space Station (ISS). The spacecraft will be carrying out a scientific mission for the next week. This historic achievement in commercial spaceflight has been hailed as a major […]

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Richard Branson hopes to fly with Elon Musk’s SpaceX

Richard Branson is pictured preparing to pour champagne following a flight in Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity passenger rocket plane to Spaceport America at Truth or Consequences (New Mexico), U.S.A, July 11, 2021. Reuters| Reuters COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – Sir Richard BransonIt took less than one year to reach space. Virgin GalacticHopes to trade with you […]

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Rocket builder Firefly resuming launch operations, raises $75 million

On September 2, 2021, the company’s first Alpha rocket launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. Firefly Aerospace WASHINGTON – Firefly Aerospace aims to make its second attempt to reach orbit with its Alpha rocket in the coming weeks, having received government approval to resume launch operations after a controversial investor sold his stake. […]

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5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday, February 18

Investors need the following news, analysis and trends to help them start trading: 1. Wall Street is flattened after the Dow’s most disastrous day of the year Traders in the NYSE Floor, February 17th 2022. Source: NYSE U.S. stock futuresThey were unchanged Friday morning, one day following the Dow Jones Industrial AverageThis is its worst […]

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Chamath Palihapitiya steps down from Virgin Galactic board

Virgin Galactic executives in front of New York Stock Exchange. Left to left: Chairman Chamath Palahapitiya and founder Richard Branson. Virgin Galactic Virgin GalacticThursday, announced that the Chairman Chamath PalihapitiyaSpace tourism company board member, is retiring effective immediately. Palihapitiya’s SPAC (special purpose acquisition company) took Virgin Galactic public in October 2019. The company’s stock has […]

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Virgin Galactic stock rises as ticket sales reopen $150,000 deposit

VMS Eve the carrier aircraft is seen behind VSS Unity shortly after it was released. This is Unity 22 carrying Richard Branson. Virgin Galactic Space tourism company Virgin GalacticThe company announced Tuesday that ticket sales will open to the public Wednesday. A $150,000 deposit is required. Prices for Virgin Galactic tickets begin at $450,000, the […]

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Peloton’s market value drops by $2.5 billion as shares close below IPO price

Peloton Interactive Inc. signs were displayed on a monitor at the Nasdaq Marketplace in New York (USA) during Thursday September 26, 2019. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images The shares of PelotonIt closed at $24.22 Thursday afternoon, down 23.9%. This wiped out approximately $2.5 billion of its market capitalization. Sharply falling below $29, the mark […]

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Virgin Galactic stock falls after plans to raise $500 million in debt

After the fourth spaceflight test by the company on July 11, 2021, Spacecraft VSS Unity is seen landing on the New Mexico runway. Virgin Galactic The shares of Virgin GalacticAfter the announcement that it would be raising up to $500,000,000 in debt, trading fell on Thursday Virgin Galactic stated in a press release that the […]

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Virgin Orbit stock pops as company shows rocket in Times Square

Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne rocket displayed in Times Square, New York. CNBC | Michael Sheetz Richard Branson’sSatellite-launching firm Virgin OrbitOn Friday, a rocket was displayed in New York City as part of the celebrations for going public. “There is a rocket in Times Square. But there just so happens to be one.” [another]One on an aircraft […]

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Branson’s Virgin Galactic trails Bezos’ Blue Origin in space tourism, while Musk’s SpaceX is in a league of its own

Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk Getty Images Paul Hennessy SOPA Images| Reuters; Joe Raedle | Getty Images; Paul Hennessy | SOPA Images | Getty Images Private space tourism has seen a boom in 2021, and this week was especially important for ventures that were founded by. Jeff BezosAnd Sir Richard Branson Blue Origin was […]