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Second rocket powered flight completed by Virgin Galactic

Image by Virgin Galactic Less than two months ago Virgin Galactic completed the first rocket powered flight with their spacecraft VSS Unity. A big step for Richard Branson’s space tourism company. Today they took to the skies again and completed their second rocket powered test flight. Overall, it was the 13th flight test for the

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Rocket powered flight

Virgin Galactic performs first rocket powered flight

Image by MarsScientific.com and Trumbull Studios Earlier today Virgin Galactic completed the first rocket powered flight with their spacecraft VSS Unity. This is huge step forward when it comes to reaching their ultimate goal of bringing customers to space. Overall, it was the 12th flight test for the spaceship VSS Unity. Back in January Richard

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First test flight of 2018 for Virgin Galactic

Image by Virgin Galactic Earlier today Virgin Galactic completed another successful glide flight. Overall, it was the 7th glide flight test for the spaceship VSS Unity. The test was similar to their previous test flight, which took place back in August. Since then Virgin Galactic has been involved in extensive analysis, testing and making small

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2018: a big year for spacetourism

Spacecraft Unity – Image by Virgin Galactic As 2017 comes to an end, it’s time to look forward and see what 2018 will bring us. Looking at the space companies own time schedules, 2018 will be a giant year for spacetourism. Let’s see where they actually stand and what we can realistically expect. “We are

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VSS Unity

Virgin Galactic 6 months away from sending Richard Branson to space

Today Business Insider wrote about some interesting news coming straight from Richard Branson himself. The CEO of Virgin Galactic was a guest at the Nordic Business Forum in Helsinki, Finland last week. There he gave a timeline that is still very much in line with reports that we received earlier this year. “We are hopefully

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Feather flight

First feather flight for Virgin Galactic

Image by Virgin Galactic Back in December we saw Virgin Galactic make their first successful glide flight when the VSS Unity glided down from 50,000 feet above the Mojave Desert. In the morning of May 1st we saw another first for Richard Branson’s space tourism company Virgin Galactic. The mothership WhiteKnightTwo left from Mojave Air

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