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Virgin Galactic’s space plane makes 1st powered test flight since 2014 accident


Virgin Galactic, which aims to eventually bring paying customers to the edge of space, is flying high again. 

The Richard Branson-founded company just performed the first rocket-powered test flight of its SpaceShipTwo space plane since the first vehicle was destroyed in a fatal accident on October 31, 2014. 

This SpaceShipTwo — called the VSS Unity — took to the air attached to its carrier aircraft on Thursday and flew for about an hour before being released. 

Today VSS Unity completed her first powered flight #SpaceShipTwo

— Virgin Galactic (@virgingalactic) April 5, 2018 Read more…

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