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Virgin Galactic Spaceship Passes Third Supersonic Test

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January 11, 2014
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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

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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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NBC Reality Show Will Send Someone to Space

NBC Reality Show Will Send Someone to Space

Newsy (Oct. 4, 2013) — NBC announced Thursday it will partner with Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson and reality TV producer Mark Burnett to create "Space Race."
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Harry Styles Wants to Travel to Space

Harry Styles Wants to Travel to Space

Celeb TV (Oct. 8, 2013) — While a One Direction concert might be out of this world to some fans, 1D heartthrob Harry Styles is literally trying to travel out of this world. The singer has reportedly bid two hundred and forty thousand US dollars to join Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic voyage. Other celebrities set to make the trip to space include Justin Bieber, Brad Pitt and Ashton Kutcher. But, even though Harry made a bid for a seat, the money might not guarantee him a trip to space, because he made his offer so late.
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