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Omaze and Virgin Galactic Announce Winner of Once-in-a-Lifetime Trip to Space

Virgin Galactic and Sir Richard Branson’s Omaze sweepstakes raised an anticipated $1.7M in grants to support Space for Humanity’s mission to democratize space travel

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Richard Branson Dumps More Virgin Galactic Shares to Save His Travel Empire

Branson has cashed out more than $1 billion of Virgin Galactic shares since the pandemic began.

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Billionaire Richard Branson sells off another $300m stake in Virgin Galactic

British billionaire Richard Branson has sold off a further $300m worth of stock in his space venture Virgin Galactic, taking the total offloaded this year to some $600m.

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The future of space travel according to Bezos, Musk, and Branson

As billionaires Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and Elon Musk use their private space exploration companies to shoot for the stars, they have been dogged by persistent, progressive criticism that this is all a highly combustible vanity project

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FAA clears Virgin Galactic after completing investigation of Branson’s spaceflight, stock jumps 10%

Virgin Galactic has made “required changes” to its communications during spaceflight operations, the FAA noted.

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The Red Warning Light on Richard Branson’s Space Flight

The F.A.A. is investigating the ship’s off-course descent.

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Branson’s Virgin Orbit to go public through a SPAC at $3.7 billion valuation

The company is combining with special purpose acquisition company NextGen Acquisition Corp. II.

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Branson sells $300M in Virgin Galactic stock after rocket ride

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson sold more than 10 million shares of his space-tourism company earlier this week, just one month after enjoying his own personal, televised suborbital rocket ride viewed by millions of people on planet Earth.

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Billionaires in space: Why we need them

Billionaires in space and their companies can innovate new discoveries and inventions.

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3 Lessons We Should Learn From the Space-Bound Billionaires

Rather than criticize, we should all be inspired. Here are three lessons we should all learn from these unlikely astronauts

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Space travel for billionaires is the surprise topic with bipartisan American support – but not from Gen Z

A poll found that most U.S. residents are interested in and have a positive attitude toward the private space industry. One outlier was younger people, who are less hopeful about the benefits of galactic journeys.

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Private space travelers should be encouraged, not excoriated

One could hardly have expected such rage and discontent at the fact that billionaires such as Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson should dare go to space on their own dime.