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Virgin Galactic Doesn't Have FAA Permission To Fly You To Space

If you’re one of the 700 or so people who bought tickets to fly to outer space on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic rockets, don’t pack your space bags just yet: Smithsonian notes that the company doesn’t have the Federal Aviation Administration permit required to take passengers to space.

Spectacular Photos Of SpaceShipTwo Breaking The Sound Barrier

SpaceShipTwo just finished its third rocket-powered test and reached the highest altitude its ever been at 21,640m by hitting a maximum velocity of Mach 1.4. You can see the new reflective coating on the rocket plane’s tail booms which perfectly reflects the flame and our Earth. Lovely. Cant wait to book my ticket!

Oh Good, You Can Now Use Bitcoin To Fly In A Space Plane

Congratulations to all aspiring crypto-currency cosmonauts out there; you’ll soon be able to use Bitcoin, everyone’s favourite pseudomonetary bubble, to book flights on Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space boats.

Would You Be On A Reality TV Show That Sends You To Space?

It’s everyone’s fantasy to get strapped to a giant rocket and blasted into the heavens. Right? Well, except for the space sickness, the difficult-to-operate space toilet, the inevitable contingency that your trip could turn out like the movie Gravity.

Watch A Virgin Galactic Test Flight From Onboard The Engine

This is what a Virgin Galactic supersonic flight with the SpaceShipTwo looks like, up close and personal. It’s not quite space, but it’s still damn gorgeous to watch.

Look At SpaceShipTwo's Rocket On Fire

In case you missed it earlier today, Virgin Galactic successfully performed its first rocket-powered test flight of the SpaceShipTwo. In other words, space tourism is nigh.

Today Is Virgin Galactic's First Rocket-Powered Test Flight

Earlier this month, Virgin Chairman Richard Branson announced at the launch of Virgin America’s new route through Newark that his other flying endeavour would be hitting a huge milestone this month: Its first rocket-powered test flight.

Virgin Galactic Nearing First Rocket-Powered Test Flight

The photo you see above was taken on February 28 when the Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites team tested, for the first time, the rocket that will power its first test flight before going into orbit. It was a raging success.

This Is LauncherOne: Virgin Galactic's Mothership-Launched Space Rocket

Virgin Galactic has a new spaceship, called LauncherOne. It’s a new air-launched rocket designed to put small satellites into orbit. LauncherOne is a cheap way for universities and private companies to get their own devices orbiting Earth.

Virgin Galactic's Gateway To Space Is Now Open For Business

Richard Branson has officially declared that the Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space (previously known as the Spaceport America) is open for business in the New Mexico desert. Spacemen, rev your engines.