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Take A Trip To Space In A Balloon, ONLY £45k

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Tech

A commercial spaceflight company has just completed trials to send customers to the edge of the atmosphere in a balloon. The company responsible, W...

Is Google About To Buy A Stake In Virgin Galactic?

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Tech

Google is reportedly planning on taking a stake in Sir Richard Branson's private space travel business. Virgin Galactic is planning on sending tour...

WATCH: Virgin Galactic Makes Giant Leap In New Rocket Test

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

UPDATE: Virgin Galactic has now unveiled video of the launch. See above: Richard Branson's quest to put paying tourists into space took another lea...

Gaga's Out Of This World (Literally)

Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

While Lady Gaga may already appear not to be on this planet, she's set to go out of this world for real, if latest reports are to be believed. Acc...

Virgin Galactic Takes Aim At Successor To Concorde?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Tech

Virgin Galactic has announced that it might use technology developed to fly tourists to space as the basis for a successor to Concorde. The possibi...

Branson Wants Hotels In SPACE

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK

Virgin could "eventually" be building hotels in space, according to Sir Richard Branson. The entrepreneur made his prediction as he revealed that ...

Asa Bennett

Profits? Originality? 10 'Essentials' You DON'T Need To Succeed

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK

Entrepreneurs looking to start out can get deluged with business advice on how to succeed. Business mantras and tips frequently fly that viewers of...

Virgin Galactic Nears Take-Off With Record Rocket Thruster Test

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Tech

Virgin Galactic has taken another big step towards the first commercial space flights for tourists, after breaking more records with its latest powere...

Fancy Seeing This View From A Balloon?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Tech

Humanity is on the verge of a new age of space tourism - well, those lucky enough to be able to spend £135,000 on a trip on Virgin Galactic. Thank...

WATCH: The Swiss Enter The Private Space Race

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Tech

It seems everyone is trying to grab a piece of the private space game these days - now it's the Swiss making a bid. Swiss Space Systems (S3) are de...

How Much Does Russia Charge To Fly US Astronauts Into Space?

Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Tech

They may have come a long way since the Cold War, but collaboration in space between Russia and the US still have their price - £273 million to be pr...

Virgin Galactic Rockets Towards First Commercial Space Tours

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Tech

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic has completed its first rocket-powered flight. The latest test is a crucial milestone for the project, which aims...

Virgin Galactic Craft One Giant Step Closer To Space Flight

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK Tech

Richard Branson's dream of ferrying paying tourists into space came a step closer last week with the successful completion of a "cold flow" test of it...

Tom Cruise Wants To Go To Space

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Tech

Hollywood veteran Tom Cruise has said he would consider paying £130,000 for a seat on Virgin Galactic's space flights. But - perhaps sensibly - he...

When Will Sir Richard Branson and Professor Stephen Hawking Head Into Space on Virgin Galactic?

Ellee Seymour | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Tech
Ellee Seymour

Just over a year ago I recorded this video of Sir Richard Branson at Prof Stephen Hawkings' 70th birthday symposium in Cambridge. Branson told me he ...

Rowling Won't Swap Broomstick For Shuttle

PA | Posted 30.09.2012 | Home

JK Rowling has claimed that she created a cosmic vacancy when she turned down a trip on a spaceship. The Harry Potter author, whose first novel for...

Michael Rundle

Virgin Galactic's Namira Salim: 'We Should Send Politicians Into Space'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK Tech

Namira Salim, set to become the first Pakistani in space once Virgin Galactic finally takes flight, has high hopes for the impact of commercial space ...

Branson And His Children Will Be First Virgin Galactic Space Tourists

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Tech

Sir Richard Branson has announced that he and his children will be the first passengers when the Virgin Galactic space tourism programme begins. Vi...

Branson To Give Update On Space Tourism Project

PA | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Tech

The shape of travel to come will be unveiled by Sir Richard Branson on Wednesday when he gives an update on his space tourism plans. Sir Richard wi...

UK 'Could Seek To Build Spaceport' To Support Commercial Space Tourism

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK Tech

The UK could seek to build a spaceport for commercial use, a government minister has said. Universities and Science Minister David Willetts said th...

Virgin Galactic Granted Space Flight Permit

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK Tech

Virgin Galactic has taken one small step closer into space, after it was granted a license for experimental rocket tests in the United States. Scal...

Britain Needs A Spaceport To Rocket Ahead Of The Competition

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 09.06.2012 | UK

The UK space industry risks losing out in the booming sector unless it builds a spaceport, according to the Institute of Directors (IoD). With spac...

Stargazing, Spaceflight and Satellites: the Future of the Space Industry

Nicola Guttridge | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK Tech
Nicola Guttridge

Space is one of the only scientific topics that has successfully managed to bridge the gap between science and society. It offers the chance to explore not only our past by searching for extra-terrestrial life, but also the possibility to explore the future, and our capabilities to inhabit other solar system bodies and develop interstellar flight.

Virgin SpaceShipTwo 'Dropped Like A Rock' During Test Flight

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK

A malfunction on Virgin Galactic's commercial space travel plane saw the craft "drop like a rock" and nosedive towards earth during a test flight, it ...

WATCH: Sir Richard Branson's Space Milestone

PA | Posted 17.12.2011 | UK

Sir Richard Branson shook up a big bottle of champagne and took a swig while christening the world's first built-from-scratch commercial spaceport. ...