Virgin Galactic set to start powered flight tests, aims for 2018 commercial trips

 Virgin Galactic is resuming powered tests of its spaceplane after a tragic accident with its test vehicle SpaceShipTwo resulted in the death of co-pilot Michael Alsbury in 2014. The news comes via Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson, who shared the news speaking to Bloomberg. After current glide-only tests wrap up, powered tests will begin at a pace of one every three weeks, reaching… Read More


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