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

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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 pic.twitter.com/Q0WDW6Z1v5

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

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