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Richard Branson Shares “Extraordinary” Space Flight With Stephen Colbert on ‘The Late Show’

Richard Branson dropped by The Late Show on Tuesday to briefly discuss his recent blastoff into space. “Welcome back to the cool green hills of Earth,” said host Stephen Colbert, welcoming the shoeless Branson to the interview couch. The English entrepreneur, 71, boarded his own rocketship on Sunday and hurtled into space with five crewmembers […]

Richard Branson Successfully Completes Space Flight With Virgin Galactic Crew

Swashbuckling entrepreneur Richard Branson hurtled into space aboard his own winged rocket ship Sunday in his boldest adventure yet, beating out fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos. The nearly 71-year-old Branson and five crewmates from his Virgin Galactic space tourism company reached an altitude of about 53 miles (88 kilometers) over the New Mexico desert — enough […]

Richard Branson Announces Trip to Space, Ahead of Jeff Bezos

Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson is aiming to beat fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos into space by nine days. Branson’s company announced Thursday evening that its next test flight will be July 11 and that its founder will be among the six people on board. The winged rocket ship will soar from New Mexico — the first […]

Stephen Curry, Malala Yousafzai, Sir Richard Branson to Launch Book Club Platforms on Literati

Literati, an Austin-based literary startup, has announced a new book club platform featuring curated collections from Stephen Curry, Malala Yousafzai, Sir Richard Branson, New York Times-bestselling author Susan Orlean, and the late American mythologist Joseph Campbell.

Pandemic Relief Roundup: $55 Million Raised for Families Impacted by Virus Crisis

A mix of live concerts, events and relief funds were launched this week to help those impacted financially and mentally by the coronavirus pandemic.

Richard Branson and Demi Lovato Among Backers of Mental Health Fund

Richard Branson and Demi Lovato are among the backers of a new fund aimed at easing the strain of the coronavirus pandemic by providing mental health services to those in need.

Virgin’s Inaugural Music Festival Coming to L.A.’s Exposition Park in 2020

Virgin's inaugural Virgin Fest music festival will take place in L.A. June 6-7 at Banc of California Stadium and Exposition Park. Not welcome: single-use plastics, which will be banned at the event through a reusable cup deposit system.

With a $250K Ticket to Space, Virgin Galactic Civilian Astronauts Will Be Outfitted in This Customized Spacesuit

Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson talks about the launch of the spacesuit that 600 passengers traveling on the first-ever commercial flight to space will wear, which was designed by sports apparel company Under Armour.

Sorry, E.T.: Richard Branson Doesn’t Believe in Aliens

Richard Branson says that, despite a New York Times bombshell report about Navy pilots' recordings of strange objects flying at incredible speeds, he doesn't believe in aliens.

Ryan Reynolds’ Aviation Gin Partners With Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic

Ryan Reynolds teams up Aviation Gin with Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic in a deal that will see the gin brand on Virgin airlines as well as in its lounges, known as Virgin American Clubhouses.

Richard Branson Buys Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

The property off the Las Vegas Strip will be rebranded over the next several months as Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.

Richard Branson Reacts to Alaska Airlines’ Decision to Retire Virgin America Brand

"Many tears are shed today," said the British billionaire.