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Virgin Galactic Reaches the Space Frontier Over New Mexico for the First Time

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane crossed its 50-mile-high space boundary over New Mexico for the first time today, after months…

4 months ago

SpaceShipTwo’s First Powered Test Flight Since Move to New Mexico Fizzles Out

Virgin Galactic lit up SpaceShipTwo's rocket motor for the first time in the skies over New Mexico today, but only…

9 months ago

Virgin Galactic Wants to Build a Supersonic Jetliner That’ll go Even Faster Than the Concorde

Virgin Galactic has announced a partnership with engine-maker Rolls Royce to develop a supersonic jetliner that will be even faster…

1 year ago

The World’s Biggest Aircraft – the Rocket-Launching Stratolaunch – Completes its First Test Flight

Stratolaunch recently conducted the first test flight of its air-carrier plane, the largest and heaviest aircraft in the world.

2 years ago

Virgin Galactic Performs the Second Test of VSS Unity, Reaching Mach 1.9

Virgin Galactic recently conducted its second successful powered test flight of the VSS Unity, bringing the company one step closer…

3 years ago

The Biggest Airplane Taxis Down the Runway, By 2020 it Could Be Launching Rockets

In preparation for its maiden flight, StratoLaunch's Roc aircraft - the largest aircraft in the world - recently conducted its…

4 years ago

Monster Stratolaunch Aircraft Rolled Out, Getting Closer to First Flights

Stratolaunch just unveiled its new air-launch vehicle - the Stratolaunch Aircraft - which also happens to be the largest aircraft…

4 years ago

Virgin Galactic Crash Survivor Didn’t Know Re-Entry System Was Turned On Prematurely

The surviving co-pilot of the Virgin Galactic crash was unaware that SpaceShipTwo's re-entry system was unlocked prematurely during the flight…

7 years ago

More Revealed about Siebold’s Escape from SpaceShipTwo

Yes, there was a thumbs up. Through an interview with the father of the SpaceShipTwo pilot, the Daily Mail has…

7 years ago

SpaceShipTwo Pilot’s Survival is Miraculous

In this reporter's initial article for Universe Today on the SpaceShipTwo accident, it was already clear that the survival of…

7 years ago