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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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The Week in Pictures: Atomic movies to galactic storms

Google pushes Glass into the wild, Virgin shows off rockets for commercial space travel, and we see the tiniest movie ever made.

By May 3, 2013

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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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Paul Allen's Stratolaunch: Grand plan for next-gen space travel

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen forms Stratolaunch Systems with Burt Rutan. The company plans to build the largest aircraft ever made, and one capable of quick turnarounds on orbital flights.

By December 13, 2011

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Virgin Galactic to give NASA suborbital rides

NASA will send up to 1,300 pounds of experiments to the edge of space on SpaceShipTwo, Virgin Galactic's privately funded space tourism vehicle.

By October 15, 2011

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Space tourism countdown begins as Virgin unveils factory

Partnership between Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites--The Spaceship Company--formally opens the final assembly plant for the spacecrafts that will whisk tourists to the stars.

By September 19, 2011

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Amazing videos of SpaceShipTwo in flight

Two videos taken from the window of a Virgin America flight show Virgin Galactic's futuristic space-worthy plane flying close by.

By April 8, 2011

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Virgin Galactic opens runway to the stars

Virgin Galactic has opened its first spaceway, a 2-mile of strip of concrete and asphalt that will take you to infinity -- and beyond!

By October 26, 2010

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Virgin Galactic rocket plane makes first gliding free flight

In a milestone on the road to commercial space flight, Virgin Galactic's futuristic suborbital rocket plane completed its first gliding flight test today, an 11-minute, 45,000-foot drop to a Mojave Desert runway.

By October 10, 2010

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Virgin Galactic unveils the WhiteKnightTwo

High-altitude aircraft carrier unveiled to the public along with a contest to win a ride.

By July 28, 2008