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Virgin Galactic Donates Historic Vss Unity Hybrid Rocket Motor To Smithsonian

Virgin Galactic has donated the hybrid rocket motor that powered its VSS Unity spaceplane into a new world record, the company has announced. The motor was donated last week following the historic flight that took place in mid-December 2018....

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Smithsonian Air & Space Museum Acquires Vss Unity Rocket Motor

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum has acquired a new out-of-this-world artifact. Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company (TSC), last week donated the hybrid rocket motor used to […] The post...
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With Shiny New Badges, Virgin Galactic Pilots Join Elite Group Of Commercial Astronauts

Only four have received the designation Continue reading…
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Virgin Galactic Space-flown Rocket Motor Donated To Smithsonian

The hybrid rocket motor that powered Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo on its first flight into space will next be used to ignite public interest in the future of spaceflight as an artifact in the Smithsonian National Air and Museum's collection.
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Virgin Galactic Spaceshiptwo Pilots Awarded Faa Astronaut Wings

The United States now has two new certified Commercial Astronauts. Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo test pilots Mark "Forger" Stucky and Frederick "CJ" Sturckow were awarded Commercial Astronaut Wings by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
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Virgin Galactic Lays Off Staff As Test Program Continues

Suborbital spaceflight company Virgin Galactic laid off about 40 people earlier this month as part of a realignment of "skill sets" in the company's workforce as it prepares to shift into commercial operations later this year.

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Richard Branson Expects Commercial Virgin Galactic Flights To Begin In Mid-2019

The founder of Virgin Galactic says he now expects to fly on the company’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle around the middle of this year after a series of test flights starting in the next several weeks.
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Virgin Galactic Boldly Goes With Under Armour For Suborbital Spacesuits

Under Armour will design the gear worn by passengers and pilots on Virgin Galactic's suborbital spaceflights, representatives of both companies announced today (Jan. 24).

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Virgin Galactic Passengers Can Blast Off To Space In An Under Armour Spacesuit

Virgin's Richard Branson and Under Armour's Kevin Plank talk space travel with USA TODAY.        
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Virgin Orbit: The Private Space Company That Aims To Launch Small Satellites

This Virgin Galactic spin-off aims to launch hundreds of small satellites into space at once, aboard their large LauncherOne rocket.
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Virgin Orbit's Rocket-launching Plane Keeps Taking Test Flights With Launcherone

The dazzling first trip to space by Virgin Galactic's crewed SpaceShipTwo Unity may have grabbed headlines last week, but another Virgin space launch company recently hit a milestone of its own.

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Scrubtastic End To 2018 As Spacex, Blue Origin, Arianespace All Opt For Another Day On Earth

But spare a thought for 'nauts coming home in punctured Soyuz Roundup  It's been a packed week to round out the year for rocket fans still giddy from Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo sub-orbital jaunt.…
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Virgin Galactic Flight Wins Praise From Government And Industry

While some question whether Virgin Galactic's latest SpaceShipTwo test flight actually went into space, a number of government officials and industry organizations have few doubts that it did.

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Virgin Galactic's Historic Space Trip Heralds A Coming Age Of New Us Human Spaceflight Leaps

Virgin Galactic just brought human spaceflight back to American soil after a seven-year hiatus — and other private companies are poised to make some giant leaps of their own.

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Branson: 'couldn't Be Happier' About Rocket Test

Virgin Galactic's tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California's Mojave Desert on Thursday, reaching for the first time what the company considers the boundary of space. (Dec....
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'billion-dollar View'! See Incredible Footage From Virgin Galactic's 1st Spaceflight (video)

Watch the vehicles separate, the engine blaze and the horizon spin in dramatic in-flight video taken from today's (Dec. 13) flight of Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity.
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Virgin Galactic Takes Off, And Space Tourism Draws Nearer

Richard Branson's extra-planetary effort takes a giant leap toward realizing its dream of making space tourism a reality.
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Virgin Galactic's Most Recent Test Flight Looks Pretty Dang Impressive In A New Video

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Behind Virgin Galactic’s First Spaceflight

In the Virgin Galactic craft SpaceShipTwo, the pilots C.J. Sturckow and Mark Stucky reached the edge of space and a milestone in the commercial space race, Eric Lach writes.

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Virgin Galactic's Spaceshiptwo Reaches Space For 1st Time In Historic Test Flight!

For the first time ever, Virgin Galactic has reached space — by one definition, anyway.

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