Virgin Galactic’s CEO: What Space Tourism Will Really Be Like

Forget the stories of NASA’s famous “Vomit Commit,” the plane that provides training flights for future astronauts. According to Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides, the company’s flights to space—a 90-minute experience up and down again—shouldn’t upset passengers’ stomachs. “I have done several zero g flights,” Whiteside told Fortune in an interview. Maybe not surprising as […]

What Investors Should Know About Virgin Galactic, the First Publicly-Traded Space Tourism Stock

News that Richard Branson’s space tourism company Virgin Galactic would merge with a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) called Social Capital Hedosophia came as a big surprise. It’s also potentially confusing to investors. That’s because many typical pre-IPO filing requirements are not required when a company goes public by merging with a SPAC, as Virgin […]

Virgin Galactic Takes Its First Human Passenger Into Space

Space tourism company Virgin Galactic has officially put its first passenger into space. The company’s spaceplane made its second trip up above on Friday, this time with three people onboard: two pilots and one passenger, The Verge reports. The previous flight only contained the two pilots. The spaceplane, called the VSS Unity, takes passengers to […]