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Oct 10, 2019, 10:30 ET Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. Announces Date of Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to Approve Business Combination with Virgin Galactic

NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/—Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. ("SCH") announced today that it will hold its extraordinary general...


Oct 10, 2019, 07:30 ET Three Space and Aviation Industry Veterans Agree to Join Board of Directors of Virgin Galactic Holdings

Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. ("SCH") and Virgin Galactic today announced that Wanda Austin, Craig Kreeger and George Mattson have agreed...


Jul 11, 2012, 06:03 ET Virgin Galactic Reveals Privately Funded Satellite Launcher and Confirms SpaceShipTwo Poised for Powered Flight

Today during the Farnborough International Air Show 2012, Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline, announced "LauncherOne," a new...


May 30, 2012, 04:27 ET FAA Launch Permit Gives Virgin Galactic's Space Vehicles the Green Light for Powered Flight

Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline, announced today that its vehicle developer, Scaled Composites (Scaled), has been granted an...


Oct 26, 2011, 11:01 ET Virgin Galactic Selects First Commercial Astronaut Pilot From Competition

Just over fifty years ago, an historic competition for the first pilots to fly into space yielded the Mercury Seven astronauts. Today, from an...


Oct 13, 2011, 03:42 ET Virgin Galactic Signs Deal With NASA for Research Missions on SpaceShipTwo

Virgin Galactic has confirmed an order from NASA for up to three charter flights on its privately-built spacecraft to provide opportunities for...


Oct 11, 2011, 04:34 ET Virgin Galactic Appoints Former NASA Executive as Vice President of Operations

Virgin Galactic is pleased to announce the appointment of former NASA executive Michael P. Moses as the Vice President of Operations. Just days prior ...


Sep 08, 2011, 01:37 ET Virgin Galactic Appoints Former NASA, White House Executive as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Virgin Galactic is pleased to announce the appointment of former NASA, White House and Department of Energy official Steven J. Isakowitz as Executive ...