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Jan 10, 2014 02:25 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo fired up its rocket engine for a test flight over California's Mojave Desert on Friday, the third in an ongoing series prior to the start of commercial suborbital passenger flights later this year. Continue reading →
May 10, 2013 01:23 PM ET // Amy Shira Teitel
After the X-15 pioneered air-launching suborbital spaceflights, its successor, the X-15B, was meant to go all the way. Continue reading →
Apr 5, 2013 12:27 PM ET // Markus Hammonds
Swiss Space Systems' SOAR rocket plane is scheduled to start launching satellites into orbit by the end of 2017. ->
Feb 19, 2013 11:46 AM ET // Markus Hammonds
In a world where private space industry is poised to take over, the world's first single stage to orbit spacecraft may be the privately developed Skylon spaceplane. ->
Feb 8, 2013 01:58 PM ET // Amy Shira Teitel
Like now, hypersonic air travel was on paper in the 1950s. It just never got off the ground. ->
Jul 21, 2012 04:03 PM ET // Amy Shira Teitel
Neil Armstrong's most impressive bit of flying might be the time he made it back to Edwards after skipping off the atmosphere in an X-15.
Nov 30, 2010 08:08 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The hush-hush mission of a robotic miniature space shuttle, known in military parlance as the "Orbital Test Vehicle," or X-37B, is heading for a California landing this week, the Air Force said Tuesday.
Jun 16, 2012 12:39 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The military's classified mini-space shuttle landed itself just after dawn on Saturday at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
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