Richard Branson Can't Decide If He Wants To Compete With Tesla

Elon Musk and Richard Branson are already kinda-sorta competing in the private space race, but for delusional billionaires, that's not enough. Branson says he might want to compete with Tesla now, except he said the exact opposite the same day. » 3/19/15 7:20pm 3/19/15 7:20pm

Who is the Best Airline? That Depends On Who You Ask

As someone who follows the airline industry pretty closely, it seems to me that every month there is a new proclamation of a "Best Airline" — but the title all depends on the criteria, and who is being surveyed. Let's give a look to the 2014 winners, and why they were given the title. » 12/19/14 2:42pm 12/19/14 2:42pm

What It's Like To Fly Virgin Galactic To Space, And What That Means

Before you experience weightlessness on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, you'll be hanging on the belly of VirginMothershipEve then dropped and fired off like a missile. Here's what the ride will be like for those who can afford the $250,000 ticket, and what they mean by "space." » 10/06/14 4:38pm 10/06/14 4:38pm

Virgin Galactic posts help wanted for astronauts

With NASA mothballing shuttles, and the Soviets auctioning seats on Soyuz capsules for millions of rubles, how are spunky American pilots supposed to prove they have the right stuff? By answering a want ad for astronauts from Richard Branson. » 4/11/11 2:00pm 4/11/11 2:00pm

Richard Branson To Dress In Drag After Lost F1 Bet

Lotus F1 boss Tony Fernandes said Monday he'll auction off seats on an AirAsia flight where Virgin boss Richard Branson will dress up as a "stewardess" after losing a cross-dressing bet. Below, show us what he'll look like in drag. » 11/15/10 12:00pm 11/15/10 12:00pm

Virgin Atlantic Fantasy Flying vs Reality

Virgin Atlantic has a new ad out! And it makes flying look like something between attending the VMAs and a scene from 300. But let's keep it really real here, Virgin—you're cool, but flying is not like this. » 10/12/10 9:34pm 10/12/10 9:34pm

Cloud Over Branson: Bazillionaire Shuts Down Virgin Cars

For every successful thing Richard Branson's done (releasing Never Mind the Bollocks... and launching Virgin Atlantic), there's an idea that just didn't quite seem to work out. Add Virgin Cars to the latter list. His multi-brand "vehicle department store" in Salford, England never quite took off, although it did sell… » 1/19/06 4:33pm 1/19/06 4:33pm