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03.15.18
The UK's spaceport ambitions inch closer to reality
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The UK's spaceport ambitions inch closer to reality

The Space Industry Act lays the groundwork for a British launch venue.

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12.12.17
Blue Origin tests Crew Capsule 2.0 with  'biggest windows in space'
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Blue Origin tests Crew Capsule 2.0 with 'biggest windows in space'

The capsule and test dummy reached 322,405 feet above ground level.

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12.23.16
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo completes second glide flight
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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo completes second glide flight

The long-delayed reusable craft has several more before it moves on to powered flight tests.

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10.04.14
Ten years ago, SpaceShipOne proved commercial spaceflight could be a reality
10.04.14

Ten years ago, SpaceShipOne proved commercial spaceflight could be a reality

Back in 2004, companies weren't fighting over NASA contracts and nobody was selling tickets for su...

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08.18.14
What you need to know about commercial spaceflight
08.18.14

What you need to know about commercial spaceflight

In May 2012, the International Space Station's robotic claw, the Canadarm2, caught and secured the...

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01.14.14
Virgin Galactic tests new thrusters, further disregards gravity (video)
01.14.14

Virgin Galactic tests new thrusters, further disregards gravity (video)

Last year, Sir Richard Branson promised Virgin Galactic's first commercial mission would rip throu...

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09.05.13
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo completes its second test flight (video)
09.05.13

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo completes its second test flight (video)

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo might not have the flashiest name, but a lack of nominal originalit...

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05.02.13
The Engadget Interview: Sir Richard Branson on Virgin Galactic and space tourism for the everyman
05.02.13

The Engadget Interview: Sir Richard Branson on Virgin Galactic and space tourism for the everyman

It's been a particularly good week for Sir Richard Branson. SpaceShipTwo, Virgin Galactic's sub-or...

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04.29.13
Virgin Galactic's commercial space plane makes first successful test flight
04.29.13

Virgin Galactic's commercial space plane makes first successful test flight

Attention, amateur space cadets! If you've ever wanted to swing on a star or see one up close, con...

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