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 Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo made its third rocket-powered supersonic test flight about eight months before the space tourism company has said it plans to begin offering commercial flights.
Stratolaunch Systems continues a trend for Paul Allen, who has funded several different spaceflight and astronomy efforts over the years.
Stratolaunch plane, an enormous aircraft, will be a flying launchpad for space flights. Could this Stratolaunch plane turn extraterrestrial tourism into an everyday affair?
'Flying' submarine? British tycoon Richard Branson on Tuesday unveiled the one-man Virgin Oceanic Sub, which is capable of diving seven miles underwater to the deepest points in the ocean.