Virgin Galactic archive

  • Hottest gadgets for 2014
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    Hottest gadgets for 2014

    By 31 December 2013

    The new year is almost upon us and with it comes a cyborg’s suitcase full of the gadgets vying for your body.  It’s the year of wearables, but that doesn’t mean smart homes, 4K TV, games, tablets, cars or laptops are not going to amaze. Here are...

  • A Bitcoin gadget geek buying guide
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    A Bitcoin gadget geek buying guide

    By 24 December 2013

    Bitcoin, the online currency, has been getting a lot of attention lately. And with that attention has come more users. As the currency gains popularity more companies are starting to accept it as a form of payment. Just the other day a Tesla Model S was...

  • Virgin Galactic now lets you use Bitcoin to pay for flights into space
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    Virgin Galactic now lets you use Bitcoin to pay for flights into space

    By 22 November 2013

    Virgin wants you to pay for your next Virgin Galactic flight into space with a futuristic, virtual currency known as Bitcoin. Bitcoin was worth less than than $10 just two years ago, and now its value has reached $900. A US Senate committee hearing even...

  • You'll be able to watch Virgin Galactic's first commercial space flight on TV
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    You'll be able to watch Virgin Galactic's first commercial space flight on TV

    By 11 November 2013

    When the first commercial flight into space takes place on Virgin Galactic’s VSS Enterprise, the whole event can be enjoyed by everyone as NBC secures the rights to air it. The flight, scheduled to take place in August, will be part of a three-hour...

  • Space Travel: A beginner's guide to becoming an astronaut
    Gaming

    Space Travel: A beginner's guide to becoming an astronaut

    By 1 February 2013

    It's a phrase we never really imagined ourselves writing, but these days you are spoilt for choice when it comes to travelling into space. Virgin Galactic is doing its thing, Lynx Space Academy has got involved and even the International Space Station...

  • Space tourism a reality: Excalibur Almaz spacecraft pictures and hands-on
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    Space tourism a reality: Excalibur Almaz spacecraft pictures and hands-on

    By 19 June 2012

    Space has been a theme that's enthralled so many for decades - from sci-fi TV shows, to the  US Moon landing, and more recently tests of Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic "glider" that’s due to send paying customers into space in by 2015. Now there's...

  • April Fools' Day pranks that came true
    Gaming

    April Fools' Day pranks that came true

    By 1 April 2011

    April fools' Day is celebrated all over the world on 1 April, when people mark the occassion with pratical jokes and general silliness. These kind of pranks are particularly popular in the the tech world with Pocket-lint even pulling a few of its own...

  • Virgin Galactic succeeds in first solo test flight
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    Virgin Galactic succeeds in first solo test flight

    By 11 October 2010

    High above the Mojave Desert in California, Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, dubbed the VSS Enterprise, has successfully been glided to Earth, by a pilot, for the very first time. The spaceship, which is soon to start taking passengers out of the Earth's...

  • Virgin Galactic and NASA join forces in space race
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    Virgin Galactic and NASA join forces in space race

    By 23 March 2007

    Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic has teamed up with NASA to attempt to make the average flight from London to New York take less than an hour. In announcement will see the two companies collaborating in future manned space technology. Virgin Galactic...