Sometimes, life gives you lemons. And then sometimes, it gives you Sir Richard Branson dressed as a mermaid, gazing happily at the camera as if to say, “My lifelong dream was not, in fact, to become an obscenely wealthy entrepreneur, but rather to bask in shallow waters with my fellow merpeople.”
Two years ago, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceshipTwo, the space plane it hoped to use to send tourists into space, failed on a test flight and crashed in the desert. Now, it’s revealed a brand new version of SpaceShipTwo.
Space tourism sounds pretty fun, if exorbitantly expensive. The ticket to ride is far from the only pricy thing about it. Building a spaceport for launches and returns costs hundreds of millions. So why does Sir Richard Branson now want to build one in the UK, right after finishing one in America—which isn’t even…
You know that Louis C.K. joke about wifi on airplanes? He says, “It’s fast, and I’m watching YouTube clips. It’s amazing—I’m on an airplane! And then it breaks down.… And the guy next to me goes, ‘This is bullshit.’” It’s so true.
Up until a week ago, the crazy idea that a company would beam internet service around the entire planet from the sky was just that: a crazy idea. Then, in the span of a few days, we've heard details from not one but three tech behemoths that want to do just that. This fantasy is becoming a reality, and fast.
Investigators are still trying to figure out exactly what went wrong with the tragic crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo. While the National Transportation Safety Board has been looking into an issue with the braking system, the agency has released details from surviving pilot Peter Siebold about how he managed to…
Virgin America, the airline that invented the sassy in-flight safety video, has rolled out a brand new sassy in-flight safety video: A live-action musical number. It's still heads and shoulders above most airlines, but is it the best?
Virgin Mobile’s YouTube page can—if you let it—use your webcam to tell when you blink and change the ads each time you do so. It's creepy, but kinda cool.
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo underwent its second successful rocket-powered test flight yesterday, demonstrating its "wing-feathering" capabilities for the first time. In a video announcement released soon thereafter, Virgin CEO Richard Branson stated the company is "on track for a 2014 start of commercial service."…
With clear skies and rising temperatures around the country, the summer travel season is nearly upon us. And unless you've got money to burn or a first-born to offer, now's the time to book your travel plans. Here's how to get away without breaking the bank.
It looks way too good to be true, but this photo of Virgin Galactic's air-launched spaceplane is the real deal.
Good day for commitment-phobes—Virgin and Boost have both added LTE handsets to their pre-paid lineup.
Whoever racks up the most Virgin Atlantic miles between now and August 7 2013 gets a free trip to SPAAAACE. [TechCrunch]
Trying to predict Richard Branson's next business move is harder than winning the lottery. The man has conquered media, the airlines, and has now set his sights on your kitchen sink with his new Virgin Pure water filtration unit that promises a better H2O experience.
Virgin Atlantic has announced that, first in its Airbus A330s and soon in other planes, passengers will be able to make and receive cell phone calls.
Why should James Bond be the only one with a swanky aero sub? If you've got the cash, Sir Richard Branson is more than happy to lend you his for the day.
While this is one of those ads that leaves you scratching your head and wondering what exactly it is they're advertising (I think handwash? On Virgin flights?), it's forgiven because the entire ad was actually made in Photoshop. That's right—no Illustrator to animate those...germs?, just good ol' fashioned Photoshop.
Speaking to TechRadar about Steve Jobs, Sir Richard Branson commented that "everything he does is real class and if he wants to rename his company Virgin Apple I'd be happy to merge!" Could we see Virgin Apple Galactic taking off in the future? Doubtful, but I bet it'd look a whole heap like 2001: A Space Odyssey. […