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Category: Space

Watch as billionaire Branson reaches space for the first time aboard VSS Unity

Sir Richard Branson has officially completed his mission to become the first of the billionaires currently investing in space tourism technologies to reach space aboard his own company’s rocket, beating rival Jeff Bezos by nine days.

NASA successfully tests Ingenuity’s limits in ‘nerve-wracking’ 9th flight

NASA’s Mars Helicopter Ingenuity has successfully completed its ninth flight on the Red Planet, in what NASA has dubbed its “most challenging” flight to date. In a tweet announcing the success of the flight, NASA’s California-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which oversees the Ingenuity program, said “the rotorcraft completed its 9th and most challenging flight yet”

Virgin Galactic races ahead of Blue Origin in ‘battle of the billionaires’

Virgin Galactic has now confirmed that the British billionaire will be taking his seat aboard the next crewed spaceflight on 11 July, pending weather and technical checks.

Ingenuity completes eighth successful flight on Mars to another brand new landing zone

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter has successfully completed its eighth flight on the Red Planet, as the space agency continues to push the rotorcraft to test the upper extent of its abilities. In its eighth flight, Ingenuity flew further than engineers at NASA’s California-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory expected to be possible, as the helicopter again defied

Mars helicopter successfully completed its 7th Red Planet flight

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has successfully completed its seventh successful flight on the Red Planet entirely as planned, following an in-flight technical glitch that occurred on its sixth attempt last month, according to the space agency. The Ingenuity rotorcraft took off at roughly 12:34 local solar time (11:54am EDT), where it flew a total of

Branson races Bezos to space

British aviation entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson appears to have set his sights on beating fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos to space, just days after his rival announced his intentions to blast off in July. Both Branson’s Virgin Galactic and Bezos’ Blue Origin ventures are working hard to create a new trend of ‘space tourism’, in which

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