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  • In Pictures Richard Branson's big adventures

    Billionaire adventurer Sir Richard Branson poses in front of his latest business venture, Virgin Oceanic Expeditions, a deep sea submarine in which he and others plan to take solo piloted expeditions to the deepest point in each of the world's five oceans, in Newport Beach, Calif., on April 5. The first sub is almost 18 feet long and reaches depths of about 37,000 feet.

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  • Can Paul Allen launch rockets into space from a plane?

    Can Paul Allen launch rockets into space from a plane?

    The company aims to build a massive aircraft that will act as an airborne launch system, releasing a booster mid-flight that ignites to send cargo, satellites and, eventually, people into orbit. When complete, it would be the biggest aircraft in history.

  • Humongous plane to serve as flying launch pad for space tourists

    Humongous plane to serve as flying launch pad for space tourists

    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen announced plans to construct a giant aircraft to launch rockets into orbit, eventually for paying passengers.

  • In Pictures Richard Branson's big adventures

    Billionaire adventurer Sir Richard Branson poses in front of his latest business venture, Virgin Oceanic Expeditions, a deep sea submarine in which he and others plan to take solo piloted expeditions to the deepest point in each of the world's five oceans, in Newport Beach, Calif., on April 5. The first sub is almost 18 feet long and reaches depths of about 37,000 feet.

  • Virgin Galatic 'spaceliner' passes another glide test

    Virgin Galatic 'spaceliner' passes another glide test

    Virgin Galatic's 'SpaceShipTwo' successfully completed a glide test over the California desert on Wednesday.