One Flight Closer To Space Tourism

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Virgin Galactic is one flight closer to becoming a commercial "spaceline." The company's passenger spacecraft, SpaceShipTwo, completed its first rocket-powered flight Monday morning above the Mojave Desert in California.

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    12/8/2019 - 10:14 am | View Link
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