Richard Branson

British business magnate, investor and philanthropist

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Richard Branson: British business magnate, investor and philanthropist
Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is an English business magnate, investor, and author. In the 1970s he founded the Virgin Group, which today controls more than 400 companies in various fields.


Here's how you can experience zero gravity without going to space [Video]

Here's how you can experience zero gravity without going to space

Everyone from the Inspiration4 crew to Richard Branson has taken a trip on a Zero-G plane to prep for weightlessness in space. Come along with CNNโ€™s Rachel Crane to see what itโ€™s like.

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Prince William Blasts Space Tourism, Urges Billionaires to First Repair Earth

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Virgin Galactic flights grounded pending investigation into 'mishap' during Branson space mission

virgin galactic flights grounded pending investigation into 'mishap' during branson space mission
Virgin Galactic has been banned from launching test flights into space while US safety regulators investigate a "mishap" that occurred during founder Sir Richard Branson's journey in July.
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Virgin Atlantic takes flight with surprise plot to land on London stock market

virgin atlantic takes flight with surprise plot to land on london stock market
Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic Airways is plotting a surprise flotation on the London Stock Exchange as it pins its hopes on a rapid rebound in transatlantic travel.
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Space Tourism Should Be Taxed Like Visits to Legoland, Congressman says

Space tourism shouldn't be a tax-free joyride for Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson and other billionaires ... so says Rep. Earl Blumenauer, who's ready to do something about it. We got the Oregon.. - Published

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Flight Will Include Youngest and Oldest People to Go to Space

Jeff Bezos lost the billionaire space race to Richard Branson, but his trip will still be historic ... because it's carrying both a teenager and an octogenarian into space. As you've probably heard ..... - Published

Richard Branson Gets Space Hero's Welcome in NYC

Sir Richard Branson appears to still be on cloud nine -- or whatever number it is at 55 miles above sea level -- and now the trailblazing billionaire's autograph is an even hotter commodity. The Virgin.. - Published

Sirisha Bandla: The third Indian-American woman to fly into space

Andhra Pradesh-born Sirisha Bandla on Sunday became the third Indian-American woman to fly into space when she joined British billionaire Richard Branson and four others on board Virgin Galactic's..
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Will always carry fond memories of India: Richard Branson

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Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic Space Flight Set for Launch

Richard Branson is pulling out the big guns for his first trip to space ... as in Stephen Colbert, who's hosting the live stream of Virgin Galactic's first space flight with its boss onboard. Branson's.. - Published

Sir Richard Branson launches space flight as Virgin Galactic takes off

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Sir Richard Branson's private space tourism company will launch its first flight carrying the billionaire, two pilots, and three mission specialists to the fringes of space.
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For a showman like Richard Branson his space voyage is more than a publicity stunt

for a showman like richard branson his space voyage is more than a publicity stunt
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Richard Branson aims to beat rival Jeff Bezos into space by nine days

richard branson aims to beat rival jeff bezos into space by nine days
Billionaire Sir Richard Branson has announced his plan to reach space nine days before Amazon boss Jeff Bezos by taking part in a test flight for his company Virgin Galactic.
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Virgin Galactic Will Fly to Space with Richard Branson Before Jeff Bezos

Richard Branson is closing in on winning the billionaire space race with Jeff Bezos -- because Virgin Galactic now has a flight planned for next weekend, and the British billionaire will be onboard... - Published

Virgin Galactic Gets FAA Green Light to Fly Passengers into Space

Richard Branson just cleared one huge hurdle in his quest to beat Jeff Bezos into sub-orbital space ... the FFA just gave Virgin Galactic the green light to fly passengers. The Virgin Galactic honcho.. - Published

Branson plots $3bn SPAC merger to launch Virgin Orbit on to stock market

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Sir Richard Branson is in advanced talks about a multibillion dollar merger to take Virgin Orbit, his satellite launch company, on to the US public markets.
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Richard Branson Not Focused on Space Trip, All About Vegas Hotel Opening

Richard Branson sure looks like he's putting his billionaire space race on the back burner ... 'cause the only thing he's betting on this weekend is Vegas, baby!!! The Virgin Galactic honcho was a true.. - Published

Virgin Galactic's Latest Spaceship Looks Modern & Futuristic, Finally

Richard Branson's space tourism company is doing something NASA has struggled with for a long time -- making a rocket ship actually look cool ... because, hey, optics are important. Virgin Galactic.. - Published

Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic unveils new Spaceship III

Virgin Galactic has unveiled its latest spaceplane model, the SpaceShip III, the first of which will be named VSS Imagine.
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Richard Branson's mother Eve dies after contracting COVID-19

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Richard Branson's mother has died at the age of 96 after contracting COVID-19, the entrepreneur has confirmed.ย 
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Virgin Hyperloop Does First Test with Human Passengers, Reaches 100 MPH

One day, we'll be able to zip through tubes at super-fast speeds like "The Jetsons" -- and that day is coming sooner than later thanks to Sir Richard Branson's company ... which just tried it out with.. - Published

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson to meet Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray on Hyperloop project

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Second Brexit referendum would keep Britain in EU: Virgin's Branson

British billionaire Richard Branson backed a second Brexit referendum on Wednesday in the belief that Britons would reverse a decision to leave the European Union.
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