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Richard Branson says he'll send people into space by Christmas

Photo: Mark J. Terrill (AP) Billionaire Richard Brandon really wants you to believe he's sending people into space – and soon. In a recent interview with CNN, the founder of the Virgin Group says he is "reasonably confident" that his space company can beat competitors like Blue Origin and SpaceX with crew travel into space before Christmas. Points to Branson's …

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Iowa Nurse, a guardsman, tries to rescue the Branson Duck boat victim

CLOSE Amphibious vehicles are popular as tourist attractions, but have a history of fatal accidents. USA TODAY The area where the duck boat sank at Table Rock Lake is about 40 yards to the right of the paddle wheels on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Photo: Nathan Papes ) When Wade asked Johnson's eight-year-old son if he saved lives after capsizing …

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Coleman family suffers tragic loss in Branson duck boat sinks; Missouri City mourns 17 people killed when boat capsized

BRANSON, Mo. – The Coleman family had originally thought of going to Florida for their annual trip on vacation, but the ride was too long for some older relatives. They made their way to Branson, a southwestern city in Missouri, about seven hours from their hometown of Indianapolis. They rented a van and on Tuesday the three-member family of three …

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11 dead after duck boat sinks during the storm near Branson, Mo. Diver hold looking for at least 5 missing.

Authorities say 11 are dead after a boat of about 31 passengers capsized Thursday on Rock Lake near the tourist town of Branson, Mo. Doug Rader, the sheriff of Stone County, told reporters late Thursday night. Another seven people were taken to the hospital, Rader said. Only one of these people was seriously injured, he said. Dive teams were dispatched …

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11 dead after duck boat capsizes near Branson, Mo.

On Thursday night, at least 11 people were killed when a tourist boat capsized in a southern Missouri lake when powerful thunderstorms passed through the Midwest, authorities said. The amphibious boat or duck boat toppled at Table Rock Lake around Branson, Mo, at 7pm winds surpassed 60m.p.h. Sheriff Doug Rader of Stone County said the duck boat sank to the …

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Richard Branson, Jeff Bezo's Neck and Neck in Space

Sir Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos both want to be the first to make commercial space travel so special. And it seems that Branson is eager to personally take the Amazon billionaire into space. Branson told BBC Radio 4 over the weekend that he has completed a variety of training sessions, including astronaut training, fitness training, and centrifuges to help …

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Richard Branson wants to run Hyperloops within 3 years

The Hyperloop Transport, designed by Tesla founder Elon Musk in 2013, promises to be faster than air traffic, but at a fraction of the cost. The concept is designed so that pods at speeds of 750 mph can be carried by magnets through a large subway tube. The developers hope to implement the technology around the globe. Hundreds of millions …

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