Richard Branson

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Rocket men: how billionaires are using celebrities as PR for their space projects
Critics see the ‘awful business’ of private space tourism as having little technological or exploration value

Richard Luscombe

13, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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More than 150 global business leaders call for end of death penalty
Declaration, part of the Business Leaders Against the Death Penalty campaign, was first launched in March by Sir Richard Branson

Lauren Aratani

07, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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US regulator grounds Virgin Galactic space planes as it investigates July flight
Billionaire’s flight to the edge of space veered off course during descent, prompting FAA inquiry

Samira Sadeque

02, Sep, 2021 @6:20 PM

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Here's why Elon Musk’s robot is electrified neoliberalism | Van Badham
It is time to evaluate how much transformational control we give billionaires over our societies, and our lives

Van Badham

31, Aug, 2021 @5:15 AM

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Richard Branson sells third stake in Virgin Galactic to prop up other firms
Shares in space tourism firm worth $300m will support Virgin Atlantic and other businesses hit by Covid-19

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

13, Aug, 2021 @3:51 PM

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Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic plans stock market listing
Move is airline’s attempt to shore up balance sheet after £659m loss due to Covid pandemic

Sarah Butler

08, Aug, 2021 @4:22 PM

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Virgin Galactic to sell space flight tickets starting at $450,000 a seat
The company said it will have three consumer offerings: a single seat, a multi-seat package and a full-flight buy out

Guardian staff and agencies

05, Aug, 2021 @11:00 PM

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Billionaire space cowboys could become heroes by focusing on the climate crisis
Bezos, Musk and Branson have achieved much – but the biggest challenge facing humanity is not the stars, but our planet

25, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Jeff Bezos’s vision of life among the stars won’t mend a broken world
The Amazon founder returned to Earth last week with a pledge to help save the planet, but technology alone is not the answer

John Naughton

24, Jul, 2021 @3:00 PM

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For all our sakes, let’s hope Jeff Bezos’s space trip is just a midlife crisis | Gaby Hinsliff
The flight by the Amazon boss could mark the unchecked commercial exploitation of the ultimate virgin environment, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

Gaby Hinsliff

22, Jul, 2021 @2:30 PM

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Bezos blasted for traveling to space while Amazon workers toil on planet Earth
Space-obsessed billionaires come under fire with the Amazon founder declaring the critics ‘largely right’

Adam Gabbatt

20, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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If sending yourself into space is the ultimate publicity stunt, what next for Richard Branson? | Catherine Bennett
Britain’s own rocket man has arrived to challenge Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. Hurrah!

Catherine Bennett

18, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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