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Are Virgin Galactic and Richard Branson really going to space soon?

New Scientist - 10 Oct 2018
Richard Branson and SpaceShipTwo. Richard Branson says Virgin Galactic will go to space “within weeks”. Al Seib/LA Times/Getty. By Leah Crane. What is Virgin Galactic? Virgin Galactic is a spaceflight company founded by billionaire Richard Branson in ...

Space tourism may happen sooner than you think

Fox News - 09 Oct 2018
If all goes to plan, space fans will be launched more than 50 miles above Earth - a point at which NASA define travelers as astronauts. Passengers will ride aboard SpaceShipTwo, a spaceplane designed to carry six passengers and two pilots. It is ...

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo takes a step closer to space

SpaceNews - 26 Jul 2018
WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic's second SpaceShipTwo set new speed and altitude records on its third powered test flight July 26, bringing the suborbital vehicle one step closer to reaching space. The vehicle, named VSS Unity, separated from its ...

Second SpaceShipTwo makes second powered test flight

SpaceNews - 29 May 2018
WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane performed a successful test flight May 29, bringing the company one step closer to realizing its long-delayed dreams of space tourism and research flights. VSS Unity, the second ...

How much does space travel cost? - 15 Oct 2018
Spaceflight has traditionally been a government-led activity — and it's never been cheap. But the stratospheric cost of putting people and payloads into space is finally starting to fall, thanks in part to the rise of SpaceX and other private ...

Second SpaceShipTwo performs first powered test flight

SpaceNews - 05 Apr 2018
WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic's second SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle successfully performed its first powered flight April 5, the first such test flight since a fatal crash nearly three and a half years ago. The vehicle, named VSS Unity, was released ...

Space Tourism: How Can You Get To Space?

Den of Geek US - 12 Oct 2018
Virgin Galactic's spacecraft are much different than others in the space tourism industry. Most other companies are using rockets that look like the traditional cylindrical tubes. SpaceShipTwo looks more like something Chuck Yeager would have flown to ...

SpaceShipTwo performs glide flight in advance of powered tests

SpaceNews - 12 Jan 2018
WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic conducted its first test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle in more than five months Jan. 11 as the company prepares to begin powered test flights of the vehicle. The glide flight, conducted in the skies above ...

Virgin Galactic's Rocket Man

The New Yorker - 13 Aug 2018
Stucky had piloted SpaceShipTwo on two dozen previous test flights, including three of the four times that it had fired its rocket booster, which was necessary to propel it into space. On October 31, 2014, he watched the fourth such flight from mission ...

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