Elon Musk's Space X are launching the first ever all civilian mission and members of the general public can now enter a competition that will see them orbit the Earth.
A rescheduling at the eleventh hour delayed the test flight of SpaeX’s Starship SN9 prototype by one day.
The successful flight places Virgin in the exclusive club of companies whose space ventures have reached low orbit.
The new venture will allow the UK government and its Indian partner to build a cutting-edge internet constellation.
The flight forms the first part of a six-month mission, which will be conducted using a commercial spacecraft for the first time.
In addition to announcing the partnership, Microsoft also unveiled its Azure cloud computing service for space companies.
The company’s plans to fly its founder to space have been repeatedly postponed.
Amazon’s AWS is expanding to the space industry, with apparent plans to branch into rocket launches, human spaceflight and numerous other sub-sectors.