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Virgin Galactic to release more tickets to space

Virgin Galactic to release more tickets to space

26 February 2020 Airline News

Virgin Galactic has said it will slowly reopen sales of spaceflights to meet growing demand. The company formally closed its doors to new ticket sales after its first space flight in 2018, having sold around 600 spaces at £250,000 apiece.

Virgin Galactic opens Gateway to Space in New Mexico

Virgin Galactic opens Gateway to Space in New Mexico

16 August 2019 Videos

Virgin Galactic has revealed the first look at the interior of its Gateway to Space building at Spaceport America in New Mexico. The work showcases the two floors of the building primarily focused on spaceflight operations.

Breaking Travel News Interview: George Whitesides, president, Virgin Galactic

Breaking Travel News Interview: George Whitesides, president, Virgin Galactic

11 June 2012 Focus

Last month the developer of the Virgin Galactic-operated SpaceShipTwo suborbital space tourism vehicle was granted regulatory approval to begin rocket-powered flight testing in the United States, bringing space travel a step closer to a reality. Breaking Travel News catches up with George Whitesides, president and chief executive of Virgin Galactic, to find out what this means for space tourism.

Key appointments as Spaceport Abu Dhabi takes shape

Key appointments as Spaceport Abu Dhabi takes shape

31 May 2012 Airline News

Virgin Galactic and Aabar Investments have announced the appointment of Steve Landeene to the role of chief advisor, Spaceport Abu Dhabi. Between 2007 and 2010, Landeene was executive director of Spaceport America in New Mexico and oversaw the development of Virgin Galactic’s operational hub and the world’s first purpose built commercial spaceport.