The United States Federal Aviation Administration has come up with new rules to deprive Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos of their astronaut titles. They could receive honorary awards though.
On this flight, Richard Branson was joined by three Virgin Galactic employees. The objective of this mission was to evaluate the commercial astronaut experience for future space flights.
Billionaire Elon Musk has booked a seat on a Virgin Galactic space flight that offers up to four minutes in zero-G. The ticket aboard Virgin Galactic's rocketplane VSS Unity costs $250,000.
Richard Branson is preparing to launch into space this weekend. In this edition of TWIRL, we tell you where you can watch the launch and provide footage of launches in the last week.
Next week, China's Long March rockets will be performing several missions to ferry satellites into orbit and Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic, will also be taking his first trip to space.
The upcoming week of rocket launches is fairly routine, SpaceX is hoping to launch more Starlink satellites and Virgin Galactic could also fly its SpaceShipTwo-class VSS Unity rocketplane.
It's a quiet week in terms of rocket launches this week. If we are lucky, we should see SpaceX launch its Starship SN15 from Boca Chica, Texas, as it attempts to perform its first smooth landing.