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Jan 9, 2015 11:50 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Test flights of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo are on schedule to begin again this year -- this time with its own pilots, the chief executive of Richard Branson’s space startup said Friday.
Nov 3, 2014 03:30 AM ET // Irene Klotz
It wasn’t SpaceShipTwo’s hybrid rocket motor -- which was flying on Friday with a new type of fuel -- that caused the fatal crash, the head of the accident investigation agency said late Sunday.
Nov 1, 2014 03:54 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson has arrived in the Mojave Desert, Calif., in the wake of the tragic explosion and crash of the company's SpaceShipTwo vehicle. Continue reading →
Oct 31, 2014 08:15 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
On Friday morning, the spaceflight community was stunned to hear that Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo had suffered an in-flight anomaly during a rocket-powered test flight over the Mojave Desert in California. Continue reading →
Sep 11, 2014 06:30 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Less than a month after saying he'd be "bitterly disappointed" if Virgin Galactic flights don't start by the end of the year, Richard Branson admits that we'll need to wait a little longer. Continue reading →
Jun 6, 2013 04:06 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Last year there were calls to blast the teenage pop sensation into space. Now, he's booked a ticket. Continue reading →
Apr 24, 2013 10:07 PM ET // Irene Klotz
SpaceShipTwo, a six-passenger, two-pilot suborbital spaceship owned by Virgin Galactic, is scheduled for is first rocket-powered test flight on Monday. Continue reading →
Oct 11, 2010 02:43 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Virgin Galactic's commercial suborbital spaceship completed its first free flight on Sunday, gliding from an altitude of 45,000 feet to a landing at the Mojave Air Space Port in California.
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