Zynga, Lululemon, Virgin Orbit, Tilray: What to Watch When the Stock Market Opens Today

Updated Jan. 10, 2022 9:34 am ET Wall Street stock indexes opened lower ahead of inflation data and the first wave of major earnings reports later this week. Here’s what we’re watching in Monday’s trading: It’s a happy day in FarmVille: Take-Two Interactive TTWO -1.45% is acquiring Zynga ZNGA -1.10% in a stock-and-cash deal. Zynga … Read more

SpaceX’s Future Depends on a Gigantic Rocket and 42,000 Internet Satellites

SpaceX wants to use its Starship rocket for the kind of voyages to Mars and beyond that Elon Musk has long dreamed of pursuing. Starship also forms an important foundation of the future business strategy at his space company, which wants to use the vehicle in part to build out Starlink, the satellite-internet service many … Read more

China’s Quest for Space Power Starts With Moon Dust

HONG KONG—Nestled in 3.82 pounds of moon soil is what China hopes could be the answer to fueling its future. Chinese nuclear scientists are studying samples carried back by China’s Chang’e 5 late last year in the first mission to return with lunar material since the Soviet Union’s in 1976. One of those under the … Read more

Virgin Galactic Space Flight Tickets to Start at $450,000 a Seat

Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson and five crew members successfully traveled to the edge of space in July, experiencing weightlessness aboard a Virgin Galactic spacecraft. The flight is part of a push to spur a new space-tourism industry. Photo: Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. SPCE 3.97% said it plans to charge consumers at least $450,000 … Read more

The U.S. Should Send a President to Space

President John F. Kennedy implores the nation to commit itself to landing a man on the moon in Washington, May 25, 1981. Photo: /Associated Press The U.S. president has a responsibility to inspire and lead all Americans, and to set the example on the world stage. To comprehend that responsibility fully, he (or she) should … Read more

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Targets Bigger Space Goals

Jeff Bezos ’ plans for space go far beyond the short trip he is slated to take there Tuesday. The Amazon.com Inc. AMZN -1.59% founder has poured billions into his Blue Origin LLC space venture over more than two decades, believing humanity must ultimately establish outposts across the solar system. More immediately, Mr. Bezos’ company … Read more

Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit Reaches Space With Unconventional Rocket-Launch System

A venture to launch small satellites using a rocket fired from a converted jumbo jet deployed 10 tiny ones into orbit for the first time Sunday, providing a big boost for the startup founded by entrepreneur Richard Branson. The successful demonstration flight by Southern-California-based Virgin Orbit, nearly eight months after a botched test, lifts the … Read more

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Flight Opens Door to Space Tourism

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M.— Richard Branson reached the edge of space and safely returned to Earth, a trip that marks a turning point in the billionaire entrepreneur’s multidecade effort to help create a space-tourism industry. The space trip that Mr. Branson and five other crew members completed Sunday morning on a Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. … Read more