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Virgin Galactic Is Finally Back In The Sky

Virgin Galactic Is Finally Back In The Sky

Over the weekend, with the large grin of Richard Branson to see it off, Virgin Galactic’s second SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, completed its first free flight over the Mojave Desert.

Flight Tests Of Virgin Galactic’s New Space Plane Could Start Early Next Year

Flight Tests Of Virgin Galactic’s New Space Plane Could Start Early Next Year

Hard to believe, but it’s been one year since SpaceShipTwo disintegrated during a test flight, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other. Undaunted by the tragedy, Virgin Galactic has been hard at work building the second version of the suborbital rocket plane — a slightly modified version that may…

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Deployed Its Braking System Prematurely

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Deployed Its Braking System Prematurely

Following the tragic accident on Friday which saw Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo fail catastrophically, engineers are now scrabbling to understand the cause. In a new briefing, the National Transportation Safety Board has explained that the craft deployed its braking system prematurely.