Galactic Status: Virgin Airlines Offers One Frequent Flier A Trip To Space
Virgin is one of my favorite airlines to fly on — it's kind of like the airline of the future, with interactive displays in every head rest, cool lighting, an animated safety video, and there's almost always WiFi on board. But Virgin is looking to be even more futuristic, promising the customer with the most miles at the end of the year a chance to upgrade to Galactic status. That's right, the person who flew the most on Virgin Airlines will win a ride to space courtesy of Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic.
Sir Richard Branson Chides Mayor Michael Bloomberg And Marissa Mayer, Says The Office Will Be A Thing Of The Past
Sir Richard Branson, the billionaire man of space tourism and founder of Virgin Airlines, is chiding New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer, saying the office will soon become a thing of the past.
Virgin Galactic is almost ready to take to the skies
Sir Richard Branson's dream of commercial space flight is about to become a reality with plans to send the first passengers into space by 2013.
Virgin Galactic Hits Milestone As Commercial Space Travel Rockets Toward Reality
NASA may not be sending anyone to Mars anytime soon, the exploration of space and beyond - though on a much smaller scale - is being spearheaded by folks like Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos. (Maybe you've heard of them.) Though Bezos and Blue Origin continue to work under a veil of secrecy in Texas, Virgin Galactic keeps humming along in the Mojave having recently scored a major milestone for the sub-orbital space tourism arm of Branson's Virgin empire. Earlier this month Virgin Galactic and its partner Scaled Composites received an experimental launch permit from the Federal Aviation Administration, the first for a manned experimental aircraft. Considering there have been numerous test flights of both the mother ship (WhiteKnightTwo) and spacecraft (SpaceShipTwo) since 2009, I asked Virgin Galactic president and CEO George Whitesides what comes next.