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  • What to Expect from Virgin Galactic’s Upgraded Spaceplane

    What to Expect from Virgin Galactic’s Upgraded Spaceplane

    After a few short trips to the edge of space, Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity spaceplane is set for retirement, making room for a worthy successor. The company’s Delta class vehicle is gearing up for its debut in 2025, promising to bring in some profit with weekly suborbital flights. Richard Branson’s space venture launched its commercial…


  • Virgin Galactic Finally Launches Its First Crew of Space Tourists

    Virgin Galactic Finally Launches Its First Crew of Space Tourists

    A crew of three private citizens reached suborbital heights on board Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity spacecraft, marking the company’s second commercial flight and its first carrying space tourists. The Galactic 02 mission launched on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. ET from Spaceport America in New Mexico. Virgin Galactic’s spaceplane, VSS Unity, was released from the carrier…