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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo broke the sound barrier and flew to a record 71,000 feet during a third flight test.

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Virgin Galactic Spaceship Passes Big Test

Virgin Galactic Spaceship Passes Big Test

AP (Apr. 30, 2013) — A spaceship bankrolled by British tycoon Sir Richard Branson made its first engine-powered flight Monday. The test flight moves Virgin Galactic toward its goal of flying into space later this year.
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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Flies Higher and Faster

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Flies Higher and Faster

Buzz60 (Sep. 6, 2013) — Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo is taking space tourism to the next level. The space machine is designed to take suborbital flights, zooming passengers on short space adventures. On its most recent flight, the spaceship flew under rocket power for 4 seconds longer than ever before reaching an altitude of 69,000 feet. Over 600 people have signed up to be the first to take a ride, but the company still needs approval from the FAA to take passengers into space. Krysitn Goodwin has the story.
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Police: One Dead, One Injured in Virgin Spaceship Crash

Police: One Dead, One Injured in Virgin Spaceship Crash

AFP (Oct. 31, 2014) — One pilot was killed and another seriously injured when a Virgin Galactic spaceship crashed in the desert. Duration: 00:40 Video provided by AFP
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Photos Capture Virgin Spaceship 'Mid-Air Explosion'

Photos Capture Virgin Spaceship 'Mid-Air Explosion'

Reuters - US Online Video (Nov. 1, 2014) — Photos appear to show the dramatic mid-air explosion of the Virgin Galactic passenger spaceship before its deadly crash. Brittany Peterson reports. Video provided by Reuters
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