A Brief History of Virgin Galactic
Sir Richard founds Virgin Galactic, claiming the first launch will take place in 2007
Three workers die in an explosion during testing of Spaceshiptwo. New Mexico agrees to build 250 million USD spaceport, Spaceport America
Sir Richard says that the maiden voyage will take place within 18 months
Sir Richard says that flights will launch from Spaceport America within two years. Spaceshiptwo is unveiled.
Virgin Galactic snags George Whitesides, NASA’S chief of staff, as its new chief executive. Sovereign wealth fund of Abu Dhabi, Aabar, secures 32 per cent stake in Virgin Galactic for 280 million USD.
Sir Richard claims that first commercial flight will take place in early 2015. Later in the year there is a fatal accident during a test launch of Spaceshiptwo.
Virgin Galactic announces deal with Oneweb. The company prepares for the mass production of Launcherone.
Test flights of Spaceshiptwo resume