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  • Virgin Galactic to test new spaceship 'this year'


    Virgin Galactic expects to begin testing a second SpaceShipTwo this year to replace the suborbital rocketplane lost in last year’s fatal test flight crash.


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  • The Right Stuff: Top ten firsts in human spaceflight


    Got any plans for 12 April? Don't forget International Human Spaceflight Day


  • UK spaceport plan moves ahead with sites shortlist


    ​The UK Civil Aviation Authority has moved the country a step closer to establishing a space launch industry geared...


  • Virgin Galactic takes pragmatic approach to fatal spacecraft crash


    ​Virgin Galactic is focusing its efforts on the development of its next sub-orbital tourist spacecraft following the...


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  • Virgin Galactic to test new spaceship 'this year'

    News | 22 Apr 2015 16:24 | Dan Thisdell

    Virgin Galactic expects to begin testing a second SpaceShipTwo this year to replace the suborbital rocketplane lost in last year’s fatal test flight crash.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Virgin-Galactic-to-test-new-spaceship-this-year-411492/
  • The Right Stuff: Top ten firsts in human spaceflight

    News | 10 Apr 2015 10:34 | Dan Thisdell

    Got any plans for 12 April? Don't forget International Human Spaceflight Dayhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/The-Right-Stuff-Top-ten-firsts-in-human-spaceflight-410981/
  • UK spaceport plan moves ahead with sites shortlist

    News | 05 Mar 2015 15:39 | Dan Thisdell

    ​The UK Civil Aviation Authority has moved the country a step closer to establishing a space launch industry geared to suborbital tourism and the launch of small satellites by narrowing the shortlist of possible locations for a spaceport originally named at the 2014 Farnborough air show.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/UK-spaceport-plan-moves-ahead-with-sites-shortlist-409820/
  • ANALYSIS: In Russia's space programme, the state strikes back

    News | 28 Jan 2015 10:16 | Dan Thisdell

    ​While a number of recent events in spaceflight have underscored the rising significance of private sector competition, 2014 concluded with a maiden flight that serves to remind us all of the enduring presence of big, state-driven programmes.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-In-Russias-space-programme-the-state-strikes-back-407640/
  • Virgin Galactic announces first new pilot since fatal spaceship crash

    News | 27 Jan 2015 21:52 | Dan Parsons

    ​Virgin Galactic has hired a new test pilot for the SpaceShipTwo commercial spacecraft from the company that designed the suborbital ship.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Virgin-Galactic-announces-first-new-pilot-since-fatal-spaceship-crash-408354/
  • ANALYSIS: Lynx 'set to roar' in 2015

    News | 27 Jan 2015 00:00 | Dan Thisdell

    ​While Virgin Galactic waits for the results of an NTSB investigation into the 31 October 2014 fatal crash of SpaceShipTwo, another Mojave-based suborbital hopeful is making steady progress towards first flight of a very different concept.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Lynx-set-to-roar-in-2015-407541/