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Virgin Galactic test pilots broke Mach 2 this morning, as VSS Unity took her third rocket-powered supersonic outing in less than four months.

Today marks an exciting milestone in our shared quest to open space to change the world for good.

Virgin Galactic Unveils SpaceShipTwo

Virgin Galactic, the privately-funded space company owned by Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi's Aabar Investments PJS, today unveiled its newly completed SpaceShipTwo.

Virgin Galactic has introduced a 747 to its fleet of vehicles as part of a technical update on its LauncherOne small satellite launch service.

This video shows a recent test of Virgin Galactic's NewtonThree rocket engine.

LauncherOne Engine Tests Successful

Successful test firings of key propulsion components marked the latest sign of progress for Virgin Galactic's dedicated small satellite launch vehicle, LauncherOne.

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its report on the loss of SpaceShipTwo last year.

Virgin Galactic is pleased to announce it has leased a new 150,000 square foot facility that will house design and manufacturing of the company's small satellite launch vehicle, LauncherOne.

Four friends are set to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to space, in Land Rover's Galactic Discovery competition, a ground-breaking online search for a group of aspiring astronauts to go on the ultimate adventure.

Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline, announced today that it has reached a significant milestone in the testing of a new family of liquid rocket engines for LauncherOne, the company's small satellite launch vehicle.

Today, Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline, which is owned by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi's aabar Investments PJS, successfully completed the third rocket-powered supersonic flight of its passenger carrying reusable space vehicle, SpaceShipTwo (SS2).

Some of those who have purchased seats aboard Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic flights got an early taste of the weightlessness they will experience during their upcoming trips to space. Teaming up with the Zero Gravity Corporation (ZERO-G), Virgin Galactic provided Future Astronauts the opportunity to experience zero gravity before leaving the Earth's atmosphere.


Today, Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline owned by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi's aabar Investments PJC, completed the first rocket-powered flight of its space vehicle, SpaceShipTwo (SS2).

History continues to be made in the skies above the Mojave Desert. Hot on the heels of last week's nitrous venting and feather test, SpaceShipTwo achieved another successful first today with a spectacular "Cold Flow" flight.

The AIAA has released the following video, Space Entrepreneurs Panel, from their recent Space 2012 conference. The theme of the panel as per the program was: "... What makes a space entrepreneur and the road they take to success. What paths are space entrepreneur's taking to develop a new frontier? What are their concepts for future space business? What are their vehicles and or capabilities they are creating? Will they be able to succeed in developing businesses of the future?"

Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline, today announced that it has taken 100% ownership of its sister company, The Spaceship Company (TSC), by acquiring the 30% stake held by Scaled Composites (Scaled) since TSC's formation under a joint venture with Virgin Galactic.

Plenary Event 3 at the 2012 International Astronautical Congress in Naples focus was on commercial space transportation initiatives.The Plenary Event provided "a snapshot of the political, economic, and technical landscapes to best determine if, when and how much humankind could be ready to embark on futuristic scenarios based on massive space commercialisation."

Virgin Galactic's Satellite Launcher

Today during the Farnborough International Air Show 2012, Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline, announced "LauncherOne", a new air-launched rocket specifically designed to deliver small satellites into orbit.

Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline, today announced that its passenger-carrying suborbital space vehicle, SpaceShipTwo (SS2), successfully completed its first glide flight test on June 26 since a recent integration period for rocket motor systems and maintenance.

Virgin Galactic opened a new office in Las Cruces, N.M., that will complement the commercial spaceline's growing operations team at Spaceport America and enhance the local economy through jobs, local tourism and hospitality spending.

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