According to Sky News, Google are in talks with Virgin Galactic in a deal with could land them a $30 million stake in the company. Another element of the deal would allow Google access to Virgin Galactics Satllite-launch technology.
Sky news reports that the talks have been ongoing for months and are part go Googles ‘ambitious project to put hundreds of satellites in low-Earth orbit in an attempt to extend internet access to billions of people’.
Virgin Galactic intends on sending its first commercial passengers into space later this year after a number of delays.
Source: Sky News
For more on the history of Virgin Galactic check this: http://livelystate.com/2014/03/06/the-story-of-virgin-galactic/