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Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo (AP Photo)

Virgin Galactic spaceship makes successful flight

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo has made its third rocket-powered supersonic flight in the Mojave Desert, soaring to a record 71,000 feet. The company says the reusable space vehicle was carried by airplane […]

01/10/2014

British entrepreneur Richard Branson at the Virgin Galactic hangar at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, Calif. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

NBC wins space race, will televise Branson flight

  NEW YORK (AP) — NBC has won the television space race. The network announced Friday it has signed a deal with Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic to televise the company’s first commercial space flight. Branson […]

11/08/2013

British entrepreneur Richard Branson at the Virgin Galactic hangar at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, Calif. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

NBC show will send someone into space

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is planning a competition show with a grand prize that’s out of this world: a ride into space. The network said Thursday it is teaming with Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic […]

10/03/2013

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo (AP Photo)

SpaceShipTwo makes 2nd supersonic test flight

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic says it successfully conducted a second rocket-powered, supersonic test flight of the passenger spaceship it is developing. The craft dubbed SpaceShipTwo reached an altitude of 69,000 feet over California’s […]

09/06/2013

SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, CA

Elon Musk’s SpaceX signs lease at NM spaceport

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Another space industry heavyweight has signed on to use New Mexico’s Spaceport America — Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Tuesday. It agreed to a […]

05/07/2013

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Virgin Galactic spaceship makes 1st powered flight

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — A spaceship bankrolled by British tycoon Sir Richard Branson made its first powered flight Monday in a test that moves Virgin Galactic toward its goal of flying into space later this year.

04/29/2013

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