Richard Branson Aims To Ride Virgin Galactic Into Space in 2018  Richard Branson believes in the product and plans to take a space ride on his Virgin Galactic in mid-2018. Bloomberg  Skift Take: Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic which suffered a fatality in 2014 is losing the space race to Jeff Bezos-backed Blue Origin and Elon Musks SpaceX. Of course it's all very early though.   Dennis Schaal  Richard Bransons Virgin Galactic is poised to resume powered test flights more than 2 1/2 years…

Richard Branson Aims To Ride Virgin Galactic Into Space in 2018 Richard Branson believes in the product and plans to take a space ride on his Virgin Galactic in mid-2018. Bloomberg Skift Take: Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic which suffered a fatality in 2014 is losing the space race to Jeff Bezos-backed Blue Origin and Elon Musks SpaceX. Of course it's all very early though. Dennis Schaal Richard Bransons Virgin Galactic is poised to resume powered test flights more than 2 1/2 years…

See how NASA's new Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, based on the Orion capsule, stacks up against other crewed spaceships in this SPACE.com infographic.

See how NASA's new Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, based on the Orion capsule, stacks up against other crewed spaceships in this SPACE.com infographic.

Future space exploration

Future space exploration

Infographic: Who's Visiting Who? Every spacecraft currently exploring (or about to explore) a major solar system object (other than the Earth and Sun).

Infographic: Who's Visiting Who? Every spacecraft currently exploring (or about to explore) a major solar system object (other than the Earth and Sun).

Space isn’t all about just Space Shuttles, Hubble Telescopes, and the movie Interstellar. In fact, without space travel, many of these things we use everyday would never have occurred. Thank you NASA!

20 Things That Space Travel Brought Us

Space isn’t all about just Space Shuttles, Hubble Telescopes, and the movie Interstellar. In fact, without space travel, many of these things we use everyday would never have occurred. Thank you NASA!

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Space Rovers infographic

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Space Rovers #infographic

Space Future: NASA announced narrowing down the Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative competitors to three: Sierra Nevada Corporation (receiving a development contract for $212.5 million), Space Exploration Technologies (aka SpaceX, getting $440 million) and the Boeing Company (obtaining $460 million).

Space Future: NASA announced narrowing down the Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative competitors to three: Sierra Nevada Corporation (receiving a development contract for $212.5 million), Space Exploration Technologies (aka SpaceX, getting $440 million) and the Boeing Company (obtaining $460 million).

Many layers and systems combine to keep astronauts alive in the vacuum of space. See how NASA's Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuits work in this Space.com infographic.

Many layers and systems combine to keep astronauts alive in the vacuum of space. See how NASA's Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuits work in this Space.com infographic.

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation famously known as SpaceX is all geared up as the upcoming Liftoff of Falcon 9 1029 nears its second commercial launch happening on June 19. Prior to the re-flight schedule the mission has had a very successful static fire at Launch Complex 39A.

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation famously known as SpaceX is all geared up as the upcoming Liftoff of Falcon 9 1029 nears its second commercial launch happening on June 19. Prior to the re-flight schedule the mission has had a very successful static fire at Launch Complex 39A.

Space Exploration (Cutting-Edge Science and Technology)

Space Exploration (Cutting-Edge Science and Technology)

In honor of NASA's 55th Anniversary we put together this infographic that shows NASA's planned expeditions through 2030.

What's Next for NASA: Planned Missions Through 2030

In honor of NASA's 55th Anniversary we put together this infographic that shows NASA's planned expeditions through 2030.

A Russian airline entrepreneur wants to join the space race, challenging Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin LLC with a plan to launch commercial rockets.

Russian Airline Owner to Challenge Musk, Bezos in Space

A Russian airline entrepreneur wants to join the space race, challenging Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin LLC with a plan to launch commercial rockets.

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