Virgin Galactic to move remaining SpaceShipTwo test flights to New Mexico
Virgin Galactic stages second piloted spaceflight
Two test pilots and their instructor flew Virgin Galactic’s winged spaceplane out of the discernible atmosphere Friday for the second time in nine weeks, a successful sub-orbital flight that moves Richard Branson’s company one step closer to its goal of launching paying passengers and payloads on brief forays into the weightlessness of space.
Video: SpaceShipTwo rocket plane soars on supersonic test flight
Photos: VSS Unity’s first powered test flight
Virgin Galactic completes first rocket-powered test flight since 2014
Virgin Galactic’s second spaceship aces first glide flight
Virgin Galactic in transition one year after fatal accident
Last year’s fatal crash of Virgin Galactic’s suborbital rocket plane has delayed the start of the company’s commercial operations at least a year, prompting a change in mindset from a “period of euphoria to a period of real, measurable, but tough progress” as the enterprise backed by Richard Branson enters the second decade since its founding.