Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicRichard Branson

Topic: Richard Branson

Pilots saw red warning light during Branson’s spaceflight, probe on for off-course descent

Branson’s spaceflight was a success for the company with safe landing of the crew, but a new report says the agency is under investigation for veering out of its designated air space.

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.

Can Richard Branson be called an astronaut now? Maybe not, but his pilots certainly qualify

The term ‘astronaut’ is actually a job designation at NASA. But it would lose its charm if anyone can simply buy their way into being one.

Branson made it to space, and Bezos will follow suit. But honestly, no one really cares

The space race appears to be more about ego than scientific advancement. Look at how Branson 'preponed' his trip before Bezos.

Richard Branson completes flight to edge of space & Jeff Bezos ‘can’t wait to join the club’

Later this month, Jeff Bezos, plans to attempt a suborbital trip on his company Blue Origin’s vehicle New Shepard.

Richard Branson takes off for space in test flight for ‘final frontier’ tourism

The Virgin Galactic crew, including an Indian-American, soared into clear skies over New Mexico a little after 8.30 am local time following a weather delay.

Branson rescues Virgin Atlantic as 70th birthday gift to himself

After begging a reluctant British govt for a bailout, Branson concluded selling shares in his orbital tourism venture, Virgin Galactic Holdings, would be the best way to go.

Richard Branson is scrambling to save his flailing Virgin empire

Branson’s practice of plunging his profits back into ventures has left him scrambling for cash as govts balk at bailing out a billionaire famous for his stunts.

Modi, like Richard Branson, is a brand that needs undiluted attention

Gaudy shirts, spiky Mohawks, burst fades represent the style assertion of OBCs in Gujarat.

On Camera

YourTurn

Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.
Representational image for trade from China | Photo: Bloomberg

What conflict? India’s imports from China soar to almost $100 bn, led by smartphones, machinery

According to China's official data, its exports to India reached $97.52 billion in 2021, while total two-way bilateral trade touched $125.66 billion.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
×