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Virgin Galactic again notches successful supersonic test flight

The third such test flight examined the spaceship's reaction control system and thermal protection.

By January 14, 2014

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Get up close and supersonic with Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo

Thanks to a new video shot from the tail of SpaceShipTwo, we can see what space tourism might look like, at least from the window view that $250,000 buys.

By September 6, 2013

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Virgin Galactic aircraft cruises to supersonic speeds

The commercial spaceline, co-owned by billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Group, just pushed its flagship aircraft higher and faster than ever before in a second rocket-powered flight.

By September 5, 2013

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Virgin Galactic to resume powered test flights

Virgin's commercial passenger space flight venture is soon to begin a new round of test flights for spaceliner SpaceShipTwo.

By October 19, 2014

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SpaceShipTwo fires rocket engine in supersonic flight

The space plane hits Mach 1.2 as Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson sees "full space flight" by the end of 2013.

By April 29, 2013

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Supersonic drone to be tested in Australia

The new stealth "superdrone" from BAE Systems will get its maiden flight at the Woomera test range in South Australia.

By April 14, 2013

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Baumgartner's supersonic freefall: Faster than you thought

Red Bull Stratos releases the final data from Felix Baumgartner's breathtaking skydive last October. Seems he got to Mach 1.25, not the woeful Mach 1.24 of the previous estimate.

By February 5, 2013

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Felix Baumgartner goes supersonic

Austrian daredevil dives from 24 miles above Earth, breaking the sound barrier and also breaking a YouTube record for most concurrent live video streams.

By December 11, 2012

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No supersonic skydive for Baumgartner tomorrow

The wait will drag on for daredevil Felix Baumgartner, as his attempt at a breathtaking, record-setting freefall continues to be bedeviled by the weather.

By October 9, 2012

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Baumgartner's supersonic skydive scrapped for today

The daredevil parachutist wants to be the first person ever to hit Mach 1 in a freefall. But today's jump has been aborted because of gusting winds.

By October 9, 2012