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  • Virgin Galactic to build satellite-launching rocket in Long Beach

    Virgin Galactic to build satellite-launching rocket in Long Beach
    Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is opening a facility in Long Beach to build and design the company’s new satellite-launching space vehicle. The news was welcomed Thursday by officials in Long Beach, which has lost thousands of aerospace...
  • Airline with the most Wi-Fi flights? Delta leads the pack, report says

    Airline with the most Wi-Fi flights? Delta leads the pack, report says
    The award for the airline that offers the most Wi-Fi-accessible flights goes to ... Delta Air Lines. Air travel data cruncher Routehappy reports that Delta came in tops for having the highest number of Wi-Fi flights and flight miles. And Virgin...
  • Virgin Galactic to test new rocket without longtime aerospace partner

    Virgin Galactic to test new rocket without longtime aerospace partner
    After last year's fatal crash, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic will now test its new SpaceShipTwo rocket without its longtime aerospace partner that designed and built the first plane. Since 2005, Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites, a firm famous...
  • Lectures on history and other subjects added to onboard entertainment

    Lectures on history and other subjects added to onboard entertainment
    Virgin America, which boasts one of the industry’s widest selections of music, movies and television shows in its onboard entertainment system, is adding something for those deep thinkers on the plane. Starting Feb. 1, the Burlingame-based airline...
  • Virgin Atlantic plane makes emergency landing at Gatwick airport

    Virgin Atlantic plane makes emergency landing at Gatwick airport
    A Virgin Atlantic jet bound from London to Las Vegas turned back and made an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport on Monday after developing a problem with its landing gear. The airline confirmed the Boeing 747-400, carrying 447 passengers and 15 crew...
  • Let mourning begin for bereavement fares

    Let mourning begin for bereavement fares
    We seem to be hearing the death knell for airline bereavement fares. The long-dwindling practice has nearly bottomed out in 2014, as most major American airlines have essentially done away with breaks for grieving fliers. American Airlines eliminated...
  • Virgin Galactic CEO vows to continue space tourism venture

    Virgin Galactic CEO vows to continue space tourism venture
    Virgin Galactic’s chief executive told a Culver City crowd Thursday night that the company would continue its quest to send tourists to space despitethe fatal crash of its SpaceShipTwo two weeks ago. “We have a new spaceship that’s...
  • 'Tough day' for space travel as Virgin Galactic's spaceship crashes

    'Tough day' for space travel as Virgin Galactic's spaceship crashes
    Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, part of an ambitious commercial space venture founded by British billionaire Richard Branson, crashed during testing Friday and broke into several pieces over the Mojave Desert. One test pilot was killed and another was...
  • Virgin America shares soar on first day of trading

    Virgin America shares soar on first day of trading
    Virgin America Inc. shares soared in their first day of trading Friday as investors flocked to the airline's strategy of combining low-cost fares with hipster cachet. Priced at $23 each, shares in the Burlingame, Calif.-based airline, backed by...
  • Virgin Mobile FreeFest not returning this year

    Virgin Mobile FreeFest not returning this year
    Virgin Mobile FreeFest, arguably the area's most prominent music festival for the past eight years, will not take place this year, organizers said Tuesday. Virgin Mobile did not explain what brought about the decision to cancel the concert at...
  • PETA claims a victory over SeaWorld amid 'Blackfish' backlash

    PETA claims a victory over SeaWorld amid 'Blackfish' backlash
    Animal rights activists claimed a victory Tuesday after Virgin America airline announced that it had cut ties with SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment amid criticism over the treatment of killer whales at aquatic parks. But the latest development raises...