Press Releases

October 31, 2014

Statement from Virgin Galactic (October 31, 2014)

MOJAVE, Calif. – Oct. 31, 2014 – Virgin Galactic’s partner Scaled Composites conducted a powered test flight of SpaceShipTwo earlier today. During the test, the vehicle suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the loss of the vehicle. The WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft landed safely. The Virgin Galactic team is cooperating with our partners at Scaled Composites… Read More

October 06, 2014

Virgin Galactic Announces Ted Turner’s Sierra Grande Lodge & Spa as Latest Astronaut Hospitality Partner

World’s First Commercial Spaceline Partners with Intimate Local Hotel to Create Immersive New Mexico Experiences for Future Astronauts and Guests TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. – Oct. 6, 2014 – Virgin Galactic, the privately-funded space company owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s aabar Investments PJS, announced today that it has partnered with… Read More

September 22, 2014

Grey Goose Vodka Announces Global Partnership with Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson’s Pioneering Commercial Spaceflight Program

This pioneering partnership will celebrate the extraordinary achievement of the first commercial spaceflight and the visionaries who made it possible via iconic media, exclusive content, experiential events, limited editions and consumer retail engagement Hamilton, Bermuda, 22 September 2014: GREY GOOSE®, the world’s leading super premium vodka, announces today its official partnership with Virgin Galactic, the world’s… Read More

September 11, 2014

Virgin Galactic Completes a Two-Day Flight Exercise with WhiteKnightTwo at Spaceport America and El Paso

Virgin Galactic’s pilots flew mothership aircraft in local airspace, continuing Virgin Galactic’s preparations for commercial operations in New Mexico LAS CRUCES, NM. – Sept. 11, 2014 – Virgin Galactic, the privately-funded space company owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s aabar Investments PJS, deployed WhiteKnightTwo to Spaceport America for two days of… Read More

August 05, 2014

Virgin Galactic Partners with Global Publisher DK to Release Seven New Book Titles about Space

World’s First Commercial Spaceline and Bestselling Publishing House Will Release Seven Books about the Wonders of Space for Readers of All Ages MOJAVE, Calif. – Aug. 5, 2014 – Virgin Galactic, the privately-funded space company owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s aabar Investments PJS, today announced a partnership with global book… Read More

July 24, 2014

Virgin Galactic Announces Todd Ericson as Space Pilot

Distinguished Former U.S Air Force Colonel and Test Pilot Joins the First Commercial Spaceline Flight Program MOJAVE, Calif. – July 24th, 2014 – Virgin Galactic, the privately-funded space company owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s aabar Investments PJS, announced today that Todd ‘Leif’ Ericson, former Operations and Maintenance Group Commander for… Read More

July 07, 2014

Virgin Galactic Announces Local New Mexico Hospitality Partners to Expand Future Astronaut Experience

World’s First Commercial Spaceline Partners with New Mexico Based Accommodation and Catering Specialists to Enhance Experience for Future Astronauts and Guests LAS CRUCES, NM. – July 7, 2014 – Virgin Galactic, the privately-funded space company owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s aabar Investments PJS, announced today that it has awarded hospitality… Read More

June 03, 2014

NASA and Virgin Galactic Select Payloads for First Space Research Flight onboard SpaceShipTwo

12 Payloads Designed by American Universities, Private Companies, and Federal Labs to fly on NASA-Chartered Virgin Galactic Flight MOJAVE, Calif. – June, 3 2014 – NASA and Virgin Galactic, the privately-funded spaceline owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s aabar Investments PJS, have identified twelve innovative research payloads that will fly to… Read More

May 29, 2014

Virgin Galactic and Spaceport America Sign Key Agreement for Access to Airspace for Spaceflights from New Mexico

Agreement between Virgin Galactic, Spaceport America, and the Federal Aviation Administration is the first to cover a commercial spaceline LAS CRUCES, NM. – May 28, 2014 – Virgin Galactic, the privately-funded space company owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s aabar Investments PJS, and Spaceport America announced today that they have signed… Read More

April 14, 2014

Land Rover Announces Global Partnership with Virgin Galactic

New York City, USA, 20:00 EDT, 14th April 2014: Land Rover, the British brand synonymous with adventure, has revealed a long-term global partnership with Richard Branson’s pioneering commercial spaceline, Virgin Galactic. Demonstrating their shared vision of pioneering spirit, technological innovation and sense of adventure, the ground breaking partnership was announced against the backdrop of SpaceShipTwo,… Read More