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Virgin Galactic’s Space Plane Soars to New Heights

Virgin Galactic’s supersonic space plane, the VSS Unity, took off on its fifth test flight today ... Unity reached a new maximum altitude of 55.85 miles (89.9km.) The second generation ... read more

Virgin Galactic's spaceplane hits new heights in second powered flight

Virgin Galactic has shown the first firing of its spaceplane's chemical rocket engine was no fluke, following last month's effort with another successful outing in California. The latest test flight ... read more

Virgin Galactic Space Plane Reaches New Heights In Test Flight

Pilots with billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company climbed to 170,800 feet — about 32.3 miles — and reached 2.47 times the speed of sound Thursday in the third successful rocket-powered ... read more

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Success! SpaceShipTwo hits new heights during rocket test

Both tests involved a 20-second engine ... were met. Virgin flight for chief pilot Another new twist had to do with the people behind the controls. This was the first time that a Virgin Galactic pilot ... read more

Virgin Galactic’s Rocket Man

On this morning, Stucky would be piloting the fifth rocket-powered flight, on a new iteration ... that Virgin Galactic still faced plenty of challenges. After a few more powered flights—on July 26th, ... read more

With a successful second powered flight, Virgin Galactic could take paying customers to space in a year

The spaceplane reached a speed of Mach 1.9 and hit an altitude of 114,500 feet, higher than the altitude it reached during a previous test flight in April. That April flight was the first powered ... ... read more

Watch Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic test its tourist spaceplane

But mindful of the disaster that hit ... its then-new spaceplane, VSS Unity. In April it took a significant step forward with its first jet-powered test of Unity, with the successful outing leading to ... read more

Virgin Galactic's Space Plane Reaches New Heights (Video)

Virgin Galactic's suborbital space plane VSS Unity just soared to new heights, and you can go along for the ride, thanks to a new video. Unity aced its third-ever rocket-powered test flight yesterday ... read more

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