Google in talks with Virgin Galactic

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

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo on its first test flight over the Mojave Desert, California

For more on the history of Virgin Galactic check this: http://livelystate.com/2014/03/06/the-story-of-virgin-galactic/

 

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