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Having successfully launched themselves into space two years ago, Virgin Galactic proceeded with their second test flight this past Thursday as they progress towards providing commercial space flight in 2014. The test flight was a rousing success, "
At that time, SS2 ignited its rocket boosters and, over the course of a 20-second, Mach 1.43 "burn," lofted itself a further 23,000 feet. Having hit 69,000 feet and broken the altitude record, SS2 then executed what Virgin calls a "feathering" re-
Thanks to the pioneering efforts of Virgin Galactic, commercial Space Flight is gradually turning out to be a reality and Space Tourism has taken yet another step after Galactic carried out its second powered test fight over the Mojave Desert.
Virgin spaceship passes technical milestone 7 September 2013 Last updated at 02:33 ET What looks like being the world's first commercial space plane has just passed another technical milestone. Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo has just flown faster and
Following Virgin Galactic Space Ship Two’s successful 2nd supersonic test flight, the long-cherished dream of wealthy tourists to journey into suborbital space is inching towards fruition, according to http://nvonews.com/2013/09/
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo underwent its second successful rocket-powered test flight yesterday, demonstrating its "wing-feathering" capabilities for the first time. In a video announcement released soon thereafter, Virgin CEO Richard Branson
Hennigan British billionaire Richard Branson 's commercial space venture Virgin Galactic took one step closer to carrying tourists into space with its latest supersonic test flight. On Thursday, the company's rocket plane went Mach 1.43 in the skies
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, a spacecraft designed to rocket tourists into space, is unveiled in Mojave, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. As several new private ventures to take people on trips to space come closer to becoming reality, California lawmakers
As several new private ventures to take people on trips to space come closer to becoming reality, California lawmakers are racing other states to woo space companies with cushy incentives. They are debating a bill now in Sacramento that would
California is racing other states to woo new private companies planning to take people on trips to space. State legislators are debating a bill that will shield spaceship manufacturers and parts suppliers from lawsuits if someone gets killed or