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2021-09-24 10:59:19 PM  
So many panties are being wadded over Virgin Galactic's flight to the point where it can't be about the flight.  This is about the wadded panties.  They'll still be whining about this 10 years from now the way it's going.
 
2021-09-25 6:20:18 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: So many panties are being wadded over Virgin Galactic's flight to the point where it can't be about the flight.  This is about the wadded panties.  They'll still be whining about this 10 years from now the way it's going.


Sell stock without revealing something that might cause a lower stock price and you will be lucky if the financial people stop whining in 20 centuries.
 
2021-09-25 10:50:48 AM  
Somebody didn't get their beak wet (BOA)
 
2021-09-25 12:12:57 PM  
The Virgin Group and Branson sold a combined $800 million worth of stock during a seven-week period when shareholders were in the dark about the incident and subsequent actions.

If I was in the business of buying individual stocks, one of the last stocks I'd buy is Virgin Galactic. What Branson has invested in is a total dead-end.

At least it works and is not a complete waste of money like hyperloop, oh wait, Branson bought into that as well.
 
2021-09-25 12:42:33 PM  

Befuddled: The Virgin Group and Branson sold a combined $800 million worth of stock during a seven-week period when shareholders were in the dark about the incident and subsequent actions.

If I was in the business of buying individual stocks, one of the last stocks I'd buy is Virgin Galactic. What Branson has invested in is a total dead-end.

At least it works and is not a complete waste of money like hyperloop, oh wait, Branson bought into that as well.


I wouldn't call Virgin Galactic a dead end. If (big if, though) they scale up, they can be a much more "affordable" option for thrillseekers than Blue Origin's offerings.

Virgin Orbit on the other hand, just screams "why?" to me, when there are a dozen other companies that can get payloads that tiny into orbit far more reliably.
 
2021-09-25 2:47:16 PM  

The Bestest: Befuddled: The Virgin Group and Branson sold a combined $800 million worth of stock during a seven-week period when shareholders were in the dark about the incident and subsequent actions.

If I was in the business of buying individual stocks, one of the last stocks I'd buy is Virgin Galactic. What Branson has invested in is a total dead-end.

At least it works and is not a complete waste of money like hyperloop, oh wait, Branson bought into that as well.

I wouldn't call Virgin Galactic a dead end. If (big if, though) they scale up, they can be a much more "affordable" option for thrillseekers than Blue Origin's offerings.

Virgin Orbit on the other hand, just screams "why?" to me, when there are a dozen other companies that can get payloads that tiny into orbit far more reliably.


Virgin and Blue Origin are going to be for the people that can't swing a flight on SpaceX.  SpaceX is already looking to fleece a whole string of victims for a chance to be sealed in a capsule for three days with no gravity or fresh air..
 
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