| May 8, 2012
| 4:33 PM
British tycoon Sir Richard Branson has made a career out of bucking conventions — opening a recording studio in a country estate, building an affordable, premium airline service with soft violet mood lighting and seat-back entertainment screens, and...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:33 PM
The Swedish pop star Robyn will join Richard Branson, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and thousands of others in an attempt to document their everyday lives as part of a photography project....
| Mar 20, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Ashton Kutcher has already conquered Hollywood. Now he's taking on the final frontier.
Kutch is the 500th customer to fork over $200,000 to hitch a ride into space. (These are apparently things you can do when you're worth over 15 million dollars).
| Mar 20, 2012
JD Power (www.jdpower.com), an outfit that specializes in naming "bests" in consumer satisfaction, just announced its latest "best" airlines and other travel suppliers. And by now you shouldn't be surprised to see JetBlue, Southwest, and Virgin America as...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 3:41 AM
(Reuters) - An Austrian daredevil hopes to end a week-long delay on Sunday and skydive from a balloon flying 23 miles above the planet, breaking a 52-year-old altitude record - and the sound barrier in the process.
On Saturday, skydiver Felix...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 9:51 AM
What’s more exciting than James Cameron re-releasing “Titanic” in 3-D? When an even richer man – Australia’s Clive Palmer – tries to bring the ill-fated ship to life. By building a modern replica of it.
| May 9, 2012
| 10:00 AM
A 32-year-old paraplegic woman using a robotic walking suit has completed the London Marathon, 16 days after the event began.
Hundreds of onlookers cheered a tearful Claire Lomas on Tuesday afternoon as she crossed the finish line on The Mall in...
| May 25, 2012
| 7:29 PM
The private company SpaceX made history Friday with the docking of its Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, the most impressive feat yet in turning routine spaceflight over to the commercial sector.
It marked the first time a business...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 6:53 AM
Lana'I, Hawaii -- In the game of bragging rights, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison now has one over his fellow billionaire Richard Branson: his private island is bigger.
Ellison has bought about 98% of Lana'i, the sixth-largest island in Hawaii -- and one that's...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 8:23 PM
An ambitious ocean exploration project sponsored by Sir Richard Branson appears to be floundering in the waters of Newport Beach.
The Five Dives Expedition previewed at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club last spring, with international news reporters flocking...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 11:19 AM
Virgin chief Richard Branson has put a timeframe on his plan to launch tourists into space, claiming he and his family will blaze a trail for hundreds of fare-paying passengers by blasting off in December 2013.
Branson also announced that Virgin...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 6:59 AM
SAN JOSE, Calif. — I'm a practical person (my kids would call me cheap), so when I read about Cathy Culver's plan to pay $200,000 for about a two-hour flight into outer space, I figured she must be very rich or very nuts.
It turns out the San...