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Virgin Galactic has been forced to cut short a test flight of its SpaceShipTwo spaceplane over the weekend after its rocket motor’s ignition sequence failed to complete. Sir Richard Branson’s space tourism company was conducting the third crewed test of its VSS Unity spaceplane into suborbital space on Saturday when the test was abandoned partway […]

Business Aviation

Virgin Galactic has set a date for its rescheduled flight tests into suborbital space to begin from 11 December, after postponing its previously planned tests due to COVID-19 restrictions. From 11 December, Sir Richard Branson’s space tourism company will conduct the third crewed test flight of its VSS Unity space plane from New Mexico’s Spaceport. […]

Flight Tests

Virgin Galactic has announced it will reschedule a flight test into suborbital space that was planned for later this week, in light of regional COVID-19 restrictions. Richard Branson’s space tourism company was intending to conduct the third crewed test flight of its VSS Unity space plane from New Mexico’s Spaceport America between 19 November and […]

Headlines

Virgin Galactic is readying itself to conduct the first spaceflight on its latest spaceplane, SpaceShipTwo. Virgin Galactic is preparing for the first spaceflight from its operational base at Spaceport America in New Mexico, which will occur later in the northern hemisphere autumn – the flight will be crewed by two pilots and will carry several research payloads […]

Headlines

Sierra Nevada said it has successfully completed wind tunnel testing on its Dream Chaser spaceplane, a key milestone in the future of space cargo services. Sierra Nevada Corporation has announced the successful completion of wind tunnel testing on the company’s Dream Chaser spaceplane at NASA’s Ames Research Center over the course of three weeks, requiring […]

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NASA has taken delivery of a mock-up of Dream Chaser spaceplane to help prepare astronauts for when the craft arrives at the International Space Station. Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) delivered a mock-up of the company’s Dream Chaser spaceplane to the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (SVMF) at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre (JSC) to help prepare astronauts for when […]

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