Monday, 5 December, 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

Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

A walk around National War Memorial to read 8 stories of heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 war

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.