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VSS Unity fires its rocket engine shortly after the start of its third space flight on May 22, 2021.Virgo GalacticVirgin Galactic took a step closer to developing its space tourism system on Saturday and successfully completed its first space flight in more than two years.The company's starship, named VSS Unity, was lifted to an altitude of approximately 44,000 feet...
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Virgin Galactic's spaceship Unity prepares for flight.Virgo GalacticVirgin Galactic shares fell after the company postponed its next space test scheduled for this weekend on Friday."We have pushed ahead with our pre-flight preparations and during this process decided to allow more time for technical reviews. We are working to determine the next flight opportunity," the company said in a statement....
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SpaceShipTwo "Unity" on the runway after an abandoned space test on December 12, 2020.Virgo GalacticVirgin Galactic is preparing for the next space flight attempt. The company announced on Monday that it will repeat its canceled flight test in December on February 13th.The space tourism company said one of the main goals of the space flight test will be...
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SpaceShipTwo "Unity" on the runway after an abandoned space test on December 12, 2020.Virgo GalacticVirgin Galactic shares fell in trading Monday after the space tourism company canceled its final space flight test mid-launch on Saturday because of an engine ignition problem."The flight did not reach space as planned. After being released from its mothership, the spacecraft's on-board computer monitoring...
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Virgin Galactic's carrier aircraft releases its Unity spacecraft during a glide test.Virgo GalacticVirgin Galactic's most recent space flight test was halted after the engine of its SpaceShipTwo vehicle "Unity" failed to fully ignite while attempting to take off over New Mexico on Saturday.While there were no passengers on board, Unity was piloted for the flight by CJ Sturckow and...
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