For the first time, Virgin Galactic is showing off the inside of SpaceShipTwo, a crew cabin for up to six passengers and two pilots that could make space tourism history.
Richard Branson wasn’t immune to the economic devastation brought on by the pandemic, but it looks like he’s turning things around.
Richard Branson talks about what it took to start his business in the 1970s, and why he thinks it would have been easier today.
All aboard Virgin Voyage’s first cruise liner, Scarlet Lady, which is a kids-free zone where you can party like a rock star.
Sir Richard Branson’s privately owned Ulusaba Private Game Reserve doesn’t skimp on luxury, which might explain the hefty price tag.
At just 19, an American virgin was the subject of a bid between a businessman, an actor and a politician. Seems some guys are willing to pay a hefty amount.
It’s been a long time coming but this 43-year-old man is about to do the no pants dance. He has a rather experienced helping hand too.
Whether it’s walking around in a space suit, driving a tank through the streets of New York or cavorting with beautiful women Richard Branson has never been afraid of the limelight. Here’s his latest stunt.
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Richard Branson, the chairman and founder of Virgin Group, said on his website Tuesday that he’s giving his whole personal staff unlimited vacation days.
Popular Nigerian singer, Adokiye Kyrian, has confirmed that she is a virgin and will exchange her flower for the kidnapped Boko Haram girls.
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Bizarrely, there still seem to be men out there willing to spend millions of Rands on auction, to take the virginity of willing women. Why that would appeal to them, we don’t know. But it doesn’t seem to be stopping. Meet ‘Elizabeth Raine.’
So, we’ve posted at least two different stories about two different girls who were both selling their virginity. The first was Shatuniha, who sold her untouched downstairs apartment for R285,000. The second was Catarina, who had apparently sold herself to a 53 year-old Japanese millionaire for a casual R7,7 million.
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Last week we told you about the beautiful Brazilian model who put her virginity up for auction. Now, the director of the documentary that facilitated the auction may be charged with sex-trafficking crimes.
A Brazilian woman who is trying to raise funds for her village has sold her virginity online for $780,000. The 20-year-old phys-ed student will be deflowered by a Japanese businessman. She argues that she is not a prostitute as she will only do this once. Follow link for full story, video and pics.
There’s probably not all that much that dubstep DJ Skrillex, and billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson have in common. Yet, this past Saturday, they shared a musical moment when Branson had a brief introduction to dubstep DJing.
The 48th annual Farnborough International Airshow promises to be a special one because a version of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo – a two-pilot, six-passenger craft capable of sub-orbital travel – is scheduled to make its European debut at the show.
Richard Branson is the most prolific, if not the best entrepreneur in the world. Having grown his company from nothing, he is now the man behind commercial space travel – quite literally proving that the sky is not the limit. Forbes paid homage to the man with an infographic on what the world would be like without him.
That’s right, I am officially considering it. I spent some time with Virgin Galactic‘s Commerical Director, Stephen Attenborough (no relation, but an appropriate coincidence, nonetheless) the other day, as we shot the breeze at the Mount Nelson hotel. ETV News captured our conversation, so keep an eye out for the Tech Report on Thursday nights (channel […]
April Fool pranks played by people tend to be either cruel or embarrassing. April Fool pranks played by tech companies, however, are charming and endearing attempts at being funny for one day every year – and this year’s haul of PR stunts is actually pretty good. Check them out after the jump.
Virgin Atlantic announced that their planes will soon be able to fly from London to Hong Kong on fuel that produces half the carbon of regular jet fuel – which is sort of huge news, given that flying is one of our most carbon-intensive activities, enough to offset any good otherwise done by unplugging unused appliances or whatever.
Dave MacKay, 53-year-old British pilot, will be the first captain of Virgin Galactic‘s commercial space fleet, taking up the role first with the maiden voyage of SpaceShipTwo, scheduled for 2013. MacKay has over 30 years of regular flying experience, but like pretty much everybody, he’s wanted to fly spaceships since he was a kid.
Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, the commercial spaceflight vehicle, recently had its seventh test flight, dropped from a height of 15km to see if it could adjust speed and bearing with various wing configurations. Which sounds technically fancy, but really just looks insanely cool.
Yesterday, Virgin America held an opening ceremony for their new Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport; press were ushered onto a waiting aircraft, and told to keep an eye out for Virgin-Galactic-related-things after takeoff. After about 20 minutes they were asked to look out of their windows, because White Knight 2 and Spaceship 2 were doing fly-byes.
And business is good. See how I avoided the Beatles reference in the title? Sir Richard Branson, known for doing fancy things with money and vehicles, launched Virgin Oceanic, which aims to explore “the last frontiers of our own Blue Planet: the very bottom of our seas.”