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.
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
Last year there were calls to blast the teenage pop sensation into space. Now, he's booked a ticket. Continue reading →
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 →
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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