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Virgin Orbit to Go Public via SPAC with $3.2B Valuation

Richard Branson announced plans to take Virgin Galactic spinoff company Virgin Orbit public through a merger deal with blank check firm NextGen Acquisition Corp. II (NASDAQ: NGCA). Announced on August…

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One Giant Leap: Branson’s Virgin Galactic Takes Space Flight on Rocket Plane

If Richard Branson had to take his own advice, then he should know “space is hard – but worth it.” Like many of his contemporaries, the British adventurer has dreamed…

Virgin Orbit’s Kevin Zagorski: “AM is the Future of how Rockets will be Designed and Built”

A rocket launched from Earth needs to reach a speed of at least 7.9 kilometers per second to get to space. That’s 20 times the speed of sound and six…

Virgin Orbit: 3D Printing For An Out of This World Experience

To date, a total of 565 people have gone to space. But that could change very soon as long-awaited commercial spaceflights might be launching next year. After years of delay,…

3D Printing Will Power the New Space Race

Whereas the last space race was powered by ideology and meant to declare the superiority of one economic system over the other; this one is powered by 3D printing and…