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  • Few clues on cause of fatal SpaceShipTwo crash


    ​One Scaled Composites test pilot died and another was injured severely after a powered flight of SpaceShipTwo ended in disaster near Mojave, California, for the commercial space tourism venture led by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic on 31 October.


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  • Virgin Galactic promises to reach space in 2014


    Virgin Galactic has promised to make it to space in 2014, following a successful third supersonic flight of its...


  • Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo makes second powered flight


    Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo has completed its second rocket-powered flight. The 5 September flight marks only the...


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  • Few clues on cause of fatal SpaceShipTwo crash

    News | 31 Oct 2014 21:55 | Stephen Trimble

    ​One Scaled Composites test pilot died and another was injured severely after a powered flight of SpaceShipTwo ended in disaster near Mojave, California, for the commercial space tourism venture led by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic on 31 October.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Few-clues-on-cause-of-fatal-SpaceShipTwo-crash-405517/
  • SpaceShipTwo crashes during powered test flight

    News | 31 Oct 2014 19:49 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Virgin Galactic confirms the Scaled Composites SpaceShipTwo suborbital rocket crashed on 31 October during the first powered test flight in nearly 10 months.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/SpaceShipTwo-crashes-during-powered-test-flight-405514/
  • Sierra Nevada bids to keep Dream Chaser alive despite NASA non-selection

    News | 02 Oct 2014 11:32 | Dan Thisdell

    Sierra Nevada Corporation last week launched two bids to keep alive its Dream Chaser lifting-body spaceplane project, which suffered a blow in September when NASA cut it from its Commercial Crew programme in favour of seven-person capsules being developed by Boeing and SpaceX.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sierra-Nevada-bids-to-keep-Dream-Chaser-alive-despite-NASA-non-selection-404379/
  • ANALYSIS: Virgin Galactic 'close to reaching space'

    News | 18 Sep 2014 13:59 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Virgin Galactic has formally backed away from its pledge to put its first fare-paying passengers into suborbital space by the close of 2014 – but has made a very public declaration that suborbital operations from its purpose-built spaceport in New Mexico will begin in early 2015.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Virgin-Galactic-close-to-reaching-space-403853/
  • Virgin Galactic promises to reach space in 2014

    News | 13 Jan 2014 11:20 | Dan Thisdell

    Virgin Galactic has promised to make it to space in 2014, following a successful third supersonic flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital rocketplane.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Virgin-Galactic-promises-to-reach-space-in-2014-394771/
  • Virgin Galactic 'on track' for 2014 passenger flights

    News | 09 Dec 2013 02:40

    ​Virgin Galactic is holding to its plan to put its first fare-paying passengers into suborbital space in 2014, and expects to be armed with a Federal Aviation Administration operating licence during the first quarter of the year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Virgin-Galactic-on-track-for-2014-passenger-flights-393892/