Launching Spring 2010
National Geographic and Virgin Galactic
Join maverick entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson and legendary aeronautical engineer Burt Rutan on their quest to create the world’s first commercial manned spaceship. Over the next two years the project will pass a series of milestones, each a groundbreaking development towards the first commercial space flights.
Virgin Galactic will document the pioneers in space tourism, Virgin’s pilots and crew, and their first passengers – with plans calling for 50,000 ordinary people to travel into space in the first 10 years of operation.
NBC ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE SERIES WITH SIR RICHARD BRANSON'S VIRGIN GALACTIC AND MARK BURNETT'S ONE THREE MEDIA
Burnett's groundbreaking adventure competition "Space Race" to give the winning everyday person a ticket to space
VIRGIN GALACTIC’S “YOUR FLIGHT DNA” EVENT BRINGS TOGETHER LARGEST NUMBER OF FUTURE ASTRONAUTS TO DATE
Customers from around the world celebrate impending start of commercial operations
Company Demonstrates All Technical Mission Phases in Single Flight for the First Time, Confirms On Track to Commence Commercial Service in 2014
VIRGIN GALACTIC APPOINTS DOUG SHANE AS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER OF THE SPACESHIP COMPANY
Company developing rocket engines designed and built in house for its affordable, responsive small satellite launch service
CHIEF PILOT PROVES SPACE SYSTEMS