Richard Branson

Virgin Galactic Pilots Have New Spacesuits For A Trip To Space This Month - Cnet

After months of pandemic-related delays, Richard Branson's company is ready to rocket to space from New Mexico.
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Richard Branson Launches A New Climate Action Coalition

Billionaire Richard Branson appears to be attempting to build his presence as a major global influencer on climate policy, but his new climate change club does not appear to have a lot of direct financial support.

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The English Manor Where Billionaire Richard Branson Grew Up Just Hit The Market For $5 Million —...

United Kingdom Sotheby's International Realty Sir Richard Branson, 70, a tycoon with a net worth of about $4.5 billion, dreamed up his first business venture in a red-brick home in a quiet English village called Shamley Green. The house,...
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‘there Are No Boundaries’: Experts Imagine Trump’s Post-presidential Life If He Loses

Being an ex-president can be a cushy and quiet life for the most part. Jimmy Carter builds homes; George W. Bush paints. After leaving the White House, Barack Obama went kite-surfing with Richard Branson on his private island in the British Virgin...
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Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit Has Spent $1 Billion Trying To Reach To Space — While A Small New...

Virgin Orbit's Cosmic Girl releases a LauncherOne rocket test article in mid-air for the first time during a July 2019 test. Greg Robinson/Virgin Orbit Richard Branson told The Wall Street Journal that Virgin Orbit, the orbital-launch company...
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A Spac Is A High-risk But Potentially Profitable Way To Get In On The Ground Floor Of A New Stock...

Sir Richard Branson on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as their SPAC-sponsored Virgin Galactic begins public trading in October 2019. Brendan McDermid/Reuters A Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) is a company created solely to...
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Virgin Atlantic To Fly Out Of Bankruptcy

Virgin Atlantic Airways won U.K. court approval today for a 1.2-billion-pound ($1.6 billion) recapitalization plan, financed in part via Richard Branson selling down part of his stake in Virgin Galactic Holdings (NYSE: SPCE).The British airline,...
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How To Watch Steve Wozniak's Star-studded 70th Birthday Party Tonight - Cnet

Big stars, including William Shatner, George Takei, Chris Rock, Richard Branson and Jewel, will help the Apple co-founder celebrate and raise money for charity.
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Virgin Galactic Wants To Whip Passengers Across The Planet At Mach 3 - Cnet

Richard Branson's space tourism company is working with Rolls-Royce on supersonic air travel.
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Bain Capital To Buy Virgin Australia Out Of Bankruptcy

Virgin Australia, the discount airline that's owned in part (but not in whole) by Sir Richard Branson's privately held Virgin Group, filed for bankruptcy in April after being denied a $964 million bailout loan from the Australian government. Two...
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Enthusiasm For Point-to-point Travel May Be Premature, Space Official Says

Enlarge / Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity comes in for a landing after its first suborbital test flight. (credit: GENE BLEVINS/AFP/Getty Images) Last October, the space tourism company Virgin Galactic, founded by Sir Richard Branson, became publicly...
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Virgin Orbit Launcherone Rocket Fails After Release From Aircraft

SpaceX is about to make history on Wednesday but Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit was out to remind people it isn’t the only game in town. It almost made a first, at least for the company, when it ignited and launched a rocket in the...
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Beardy Branson’s 747-assisted Sat-launcher Can’t Get It Up

First Virgin Orbit test launch glitches out at rocket’s first stage Virgin Orbit, the Richard-Branson-founded effort to launch satellites into space from a rocket that drops beneath the wing of a Boeing 747, has suffered a failure of its first...
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Richard Branson Cashed In $41 Million Of Virgin Galactic Stock Last Week To Lift His Ailing Travel...

The sales come after Virgin Group announced plans to sell as many as 25 million Virgin Galactic shares to help ventures hit hard by the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus ‘an Opportunity’ To Change Economic Structural Problems, Academic Says

Virgin Airlines owner Sir Richard Branson has pulled out of a bid to win the rights to the UK’s National Lottery license amid controversy surrounding his initial attempts to secure bailouts from the British government to save his businesses.
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Richard Branson, Demi Lovato Raise $2 Million For Organizations Providing Crisis Intervention Amid...

Richard Branson and Demi Lovato are helping fund organizations that provide mental health services to those in need amid the pandemic.

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Richard Branson Is Mortgaging His $100m Caribbean Island To Save Virgin Jobs

Pour one out for billionaire Richard Branson: The enigmatic Virgin founder has been reduced to borrowing cash against his prized private island in the Caribbean to make ends meet during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Branson broke the news in...

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Sir Richard Branson Seeks $620 Million Bailout, Offers Island As Collateral

Sir Richard Branson is widely believed to be the seventh richest person in Britain, richer than the Queen of England, and the 286th richest person in the world, according to Bloomberg. His personal fortune is estimated to be worth $5.84 billion....
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A California Rocket-maker Will Start Producing Simple Ventilators

It’s not rocket science, but it could save your life.Richard Branson-backed Virgin Orbit, with a factory nestled up to the airport in Long Beach, California, builds rockets to launch satellites from planes.Now, with the coronavirus sweeping the...
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Britain's Third Rocket Company Names Its First U.s. Customer

If you're a fan of the growing business of space exploration, you've probably heard of Virgin Galactic -- Sir Richard Branson's pioneering venture to send tourists to space aboard space planes, then land them back on Earth.Slightly less well-known...
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