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Winklevoss twins land Virgin Galactic tickets to space, pay with Bitcoin

Winklevoss twins land Virgin Galactic tickets to space, pay with Bitcoin

NEW YORK, March 6 (UPI) -- The Winklevoss twins are going to space.
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Richard Branson promises to take family to space in 2014

Richard Branson promises to take family to space in 2014

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Speaking to investors in Abu Dhabi, billionaire Richard Branson said Virgin Galactic, his near-space venture for paying customers, will launch in 2014.
Brooks Hays
SpaceShipTwo soars to 71,000 feet above Earth during test

SpaceShipTwo soars to 71,000 feet above Earth during test

MOJAVE, Calif., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo soared above Earth for a test flight Friday in the California desert, the corporation said.
Actress Kate Winslet names son Bear

Actress Kate Winslet names son Bear

NEW YORK, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Kate Winslet's publicist told People.com Monday the British actress and her husband, Ned Rocknroll, have named their newborn son Bear Winslet.
Virgin Galactic allows customers to pay for space flights with Bitcoins

Virgin Galactic allows customers to pay for space flights with Bitcoins

Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson says company will accept Bitcoins as payment for space flights.
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Branson's space flight to air on NBC platforms next year

Branson's space flight to air on NBC platforms next year

NEW YORK, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- NBCUniversal says it has made a deal to televise the inaugural commercial space flight of British tycoon Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo.

SpaceShipTwo commercial space liner breaks sound barrier in test

MOJAVE, Calif., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Virgin Galactic says its SpaceShipTwo broke the sound barrier over California, a milestone in the company's drive to operate the first commercial space liner.

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Justin Bieber headed into space, says Richard Branson

Justin Bieber headed into space, says Richard Branson

LOS ANGELES, June 6 (UPI) -- Canadian-born pop star Justin Bieber has booked seats for himself and his manager Scooter Braun on a Virgin Galactic suborbital space flight.
Kate Winslet pregnant with third child

Kate Winslet pregnant with third child

LONDON, June 4 (UPI) -- Kate Winslet's publicist said Tuesday the Oscar-winning British actress is pregnant with her third child.

Virgin America positioning itself for profit

BURLINGAME, Calif., May 13 (UPI) -- U.S. discount airline Virgin America is positioned to make a profit as a prelude to its initial public offering, the firm's chief executive officer said.

Richard Branson dons drag as flight attendant after losing bet

PERTH, Australia, May 12 (UPI) -- Richard Branson dressed in drag to serve as a flight attendant on an AirAsia flight Sunday for losing a bet to AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes, observers said.
Space plane intended for tourist flights in first powered test

Space plane intended for tourist flights in first powered test

MOJAVE, Calif., April 29 (UPI) -- The Virgin Galactic space plane being developed to carry fare-paying passengers into space made its first powered flight over California, company officials say.
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Prince Harry to take new girlfriend Cressida Bonas to Sam Branson's wedding

Prince Harry to take new girlfriend Cressida Bonas to Sam Branson's wedding

LONDON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- British Prince Harry is to accompany new girlfriend Cressida Bonas to her half-sister's wedding in South Africa, The Sun reported Friday.

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Retailer Virgin France calls it quits

PARIS, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Music retail chain Virgin France said it was closing 25 stores in France and eliminating 1,000 jobs.

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Kate Winslet, Ned Rocknroll secretly marry ... Natalie Portman named most bankable star ... Brandy engaged to Ryan Press ... Author Dennis Lehane offers character-name reward for lost dog ... News from United Press International.
Kate Winslet, Ned Rocknroll secretly marry

Kate Winslet, Ned Rocknroll secretly marry

NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning British actress Kate Winslet married Richard Branson's nephew, Ned Rocknroll, in New York this month, People magazine reported Wednesday.

Delta and Virgin Atlantic form partnership

ATLANTA, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. airline Delta and Britain's Virgin Atlantic said Tuesday they had agreed to a partnership that includes Delta buying 49 percent of Virgin Atlantic.

Space tourism close to reality?

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Commercial space tourism will be a reality within a few years, an official at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington says.

Virgin Rail fighting for gov't contract

LONDON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Richard Branson, owner of Britain's Virgin Rail, is gunning for a government contract to operate a railway, despite being outbid by more than $1.5 billion.

Space tourism seen as billion-dollar biz

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Commercial spaceflight and space tourism could become a $1.6 billion industry in the next decade, researchers told a congressional committee in Washington.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
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Secretary: Britain losing war on drugs

LONDON, July 4 (UPI) -- Justice Secretary Ken Clarke told a parliamentary committee Tuesday Britain is losing the drug war.
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