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Richard Branson

Richard Branson

British business magnate

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July 18, 1950

Richard Branson was born in Blackheath.

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John Antczak and Susan Montoya Bryan
February 14, 2020
CTVNews
Virgin Galactic's spaceship VSS Unity took a long-awaited ferry flight Thursday from Southern California to its new home in the New Mexico desert, where it will undergo final testing in preparation for commercial operations that will carry tourists on hops into space.
Press Trust of India
December 12, 2019
@bsindia
Read more about Richard Branson meets Uddhav Thackeray over Mumbai-Pune Hyperloop project on Business Standard. Branson had made it clear that the entire cost of the project will be borne by the private sector and it will not depend on any funding from the state
Press Trust of India
December 11, 2019
@bsindia
Read more about Richard Branson to meet Maharashtra CM over Mumbai-Pune Hyperloop project on Business Standard. The Fadnavis government had accorded infrastructure status to the Mumbai-Pune hyperloop project that seeks to reduce the travel time between the two cities to just 23 minutes.
December 11, 2019
Moneycontrol
Meeting after talks of the state putting the ambitious hyperloop project, which was bagged by Virgin, had been put under 'review'
Hillary Hoffower
November 22, 2019
Business Insider
Frugality is one of the key characteristics of wealth. See inside the frugal habits of some famous millionaires and billionaires.
USA TODAY
October 15, 2018
USA TODAY
Billionaire businessman Richard Branson dealt with dyslexia as a kid. He's now part of an organization fighting to change perceptions of dyslexia.
Loren Webb
October 31, 2019
Dynamic Business
Female entrepreneur and dentist, Angie Lang, is the founder of Swirlit and she is extremely passionate about health, wellness and shaking up the beverage industry.
Loren Grush
October 11, 2019
The Verge
Stratolaunch Systems -- the aerospace company created by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen -- is changing ownership. The company announced today that it is no longer owned by its original holding company, Vulcan Inc., and has been sold to an undisclosed owner.
Reuters Editorial
October 8, 2019
U.S.
Boeing Co said on Tuesday it would invest $20 million in Richard Branson's space-tourism venture Virgin Galactic giving it more money to take on rivals in the race to space.
Dennis Overbye
July 15, 2019
www.nytimes.com
After 50 years of Apollo nostalgia, we have yet to fully answer the central question: Why send humans into space?
Eric M. Johnson
July 10, 2019
U.S.
Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit on Wednesday plans to release a rocket from the wing of a modified Boeing 747 jetliner in mid-air in a key test of its high-altitude launch system for satellites, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Reuters Editorial
July 9, 2019
U.S.
Richard Branson's space-tourism venture, Virgin Galactic, plans to go public as part of a deal with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) created by Social Capital LP Chief Executive Officer Chamath Palihapitiya, a person familiar with the matter said.
By MORGAN LEE
May 10, 2019
AP NEWS
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- Billionaire Richard Branson is moving Virgin Galactic's winged passenger rocket and more than 100 employees from California to a remote commercial launch and landing facility...
Reuters Editorial
April 10, 2019
U.S.
Virgin Galactic's first test passenger received her commercial astronaut wings from the U.S. aviation regulator on Tuesday after flying on the company's rocket plane to evaluate the customer experience in February.
Elizabeth Culliford
Invalid Date
U.S.
A Virgin Galactic rocket plane on Friday soared to the edge of space with a test passenger for the first time, nudging British billionaire Richard Branson's company closer to its goal of suborbital flights for space tourists.
By JOHN ANTCZAK
December 12, 2018
AP NEWS
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) -- Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is gearing up to finally send its tourism rocket ship to the edge of space. If successful, it would be a major step toward the long-delayed dream of commercial space tourism. The next test flight could come as early as Thursday with two pilots taking Virgin Space Ship Unity high above California's Mojave Desert. A company statement says the next stage of testing aims to "reach a space altitude for the first time."
ZACH WICHTER
December 2, 2018
nytimes.com
The week started with a surprise in the manufacturing sector and ended with new Silicon Valley revelations.