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VIRGIN GALACTIC MAKES SPACE FOR SECOND TIME, REACHING HIGHER ALTITUDES AND FASTER SPEEDS

In its fifth supersonic rocket powered test flight, Virgin Galactic reached space on February 22 for the second time in the skies above Mojave, California. Spaceship VSS Unity reached its highest speed and altitude to date and, for the first time, carried a third crew member on board along with research payloads from the NASA […]

VIRGIN GALACTIC PROMOTES MIKE MOSES TO PRESIDENT

Virgin Galactic, the privately funded space company owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s Aabar Investments PJS, is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael P. Moses to President. Moses, who joined Virgin Galactic in 2011 as Vice President of Operations, will now oversee Virgin Galactic’s human spaceflight program, reporting directly to […]

2016 CLASS OF THE SPACE CAMP HALL OF FAME

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center has announced the selection of three outstanding individuals who make up the 2016 class of the Space Camp Hall of Fame: Jason Hopkins, an aerospace engineer and business development specialist at Masten Space Systems and a former NASA Fellow; Dr. Amy Kaminski, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Chief […]

NTSB CONCLUDES HUMAN ERROR IS CAUSE OF SPACESHIP TWO ACCIDENT

Today the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded their investigation of the in-flight breakup of SpaceShip Two during a test flight on October 31, 2014. In a public hearing at the NTSB’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., the organization’s investigators and analysts presented their findings, conclusions and recommendations in a draft report to the NTSB Board […]

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