Richard Branson to fly into space on a Virgin Galactic rocketship in early 2021
MOJAVE, CALIFORNIA (REUTERS) - Billionaire Richard Branson will fly into space on a Virgin Galactic rocketship early next year, the space tourism company he founded said on Monday (Aug 3), adding that it would raise new funds with a share offering.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Branson's trip to space hinges on the success of two upcoming test flight programmes, Virgin Galactic Holdings said, with the first powered spaceflight scheduled for this fall from Spaceport America.The company competes with billionaire-backed ventures such as Blue Origin that are vying to usher in a new era of space tourism, racing to be the first to offer sub-orbital flights to civilian space travellers.
Virgin Galactic offers zero-gravity experiences to customers with its centerpiece SpaceShipTwo plane and has long-term point-to-point travel plans to quickly transport passengers from city to city at near-space altitudes. Read more: The Straits Times »
Triad Trails: Former secret society members lead tour on Chinatown’s seedy past
SINGAPORE — Pointing to a row of shophouses along Pagoda Street leading up to Chinatown MRT Station, a heavily-tattooed man tells the group behind him that the shops used to be opium dens in the 19th century.
Richard Branson splits up US$1.7b stake in Virgin Galactic[LONDON] Richard Branson has broken out assets of the firm that held his stake in Virgin Galactic Holdings, giving the British billionaire greater control of his most valuable listed holding. Read more at The Business Times.
'Rise and shine, dad': NASA astronauts on overnight trip home in SpaceX capsuleUS astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who flew to the International Space Station in SpaceX's new Crew Dragon, were riding the capsule home ...
Coronavirus: Tour de France start from Copenhagen delayed from 2021 to 2022, says mayorCOPENHAGEN (AFP) - The planned start of the Tour de France from Copenhagen, scheduled for 2021, has been pushed back to 2022 to avoid an overlap of sporting events disrupted by Covid-19, the city's mayor said Monday (Aug 3).. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Russia aims to produce 'millions' of virus doses by 2021MOSCOW (AFP) - Russia said on Monday (Aug 3) it aims to launch mass production of a coronavirus vaccine next month and turn out 'several million' doses per month by next year.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Russia aims to produce 'millions' of COVID-19 vaccine doses by 2021Russia said Monday it aims to launch mass production of a coronavirus vaccine next month and turn out 'several million' doses per month by next year.
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