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Billionaire Branson soars to space aboard Virgin Galactic flight

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British billionaire Richard Branson on Sunday soared more than 50 miles above the New Mexico desert aboard his Virgin Galactic rocket plane and safely...

New spaceship restoring hope after Virgin Galactic crash

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The hangar that housed Virgin Galactic's ill-fated SpaceShipTwo has an empty space, but at a manufacturing plant just down the road technicians...

Key function of crashed Virgin spacecraft deployed early

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An investigation into the deadly crash of a Virgin Galactic spaceship has found that a function to help the craft descend into...

Richard Branson plans to launch satellites

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Flamboyant British businessman Richard Branson, whose Virgin empire has encompassed airlines, music stores, mobile phones and condoms, is turning his hand to...

XCOR and other companies to fly suborbital flights for NASA

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XCOR Aerospace has been contracted by NASA to bring engineers, scientists and equipment into suborbital space for experiments in its low-gravity environment....

NASA selects Virgin Galactic for suborbital flights

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Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline, has been selected by NASA to fly scientists and other personnel into space, making the...

Virgin Galactic achieves re-entry milestone as private space race hots up

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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo for the first time flew in its re-entry ‘feathered' configuration yesterday, marking a crucial milestone ahead of commercial flights...

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Communicate don’t abrogate!

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The senior officer cadre of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) communications component, officially the Directorate: Corporate Communication (DCC), employed a barely plausible excuse...