Virgin Galactic Stock Price Declines, Commercial Flights Scheduled for Next Year

New SpaceShipTwo reaches weight on wheels milestone. (Credit: Virgin Galactic)

by Douglas Messier
Managing Editor

Virgin Galactic’s stock decline in extended trading after Sir Richard Branson’s spaceline reported second quarter earnings.

The stock closed on Monday at $24.02 after rising $1.57 (6.99%). In after-hours trading, the stock declined to $22.23, a decrease of $1.79 (-7.45%).

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Celebritynauts: Muse Looks to Play Concert in Space Aboard SpaceShipTwo

The Sun reports that Muse wants to be the first band to play a concert in space aboard one of Virgin Galactic’s space tourism flights:

Muse are really beginning to live up to the role of a stadium rock band. In true Spinal Tap fashion they have set their sights on playing the first ever gig in space.

Muse frontman Matt Bellamy said: “We’ve had some discussions about playing in space. Sometimes very coherent conversations and sometimes very late at night, but it’s for real.

“I’m thinking of approaching Richard Branson to see if we could do it on his spacecraft he’s got happening. Although we do have a lot of equipment, so I guess we’d have to use pods to carry our stuff and we’d scale back the shows a lot.”

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