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Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic has successfully launched a tourism rocket plane into space for the first time.
It was exactly two years ago that Richard Branson had to face one of his biggest ever set-backs: his R6.7trn Virgin Galactic tourist spaceship exploded over California's Mojave Desert, killing one pilot.
Virgin Galactic boss Richard Branson has hit out against hurtful critics and self-proclaimed experts after a rocket scientist said that the company had ignored safety warnings.
The crash by Virgin's pioneering tourist-carrying spacecraft on a test flight in California has raised questions about its future.
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, a six-passenger, two-pilot spacecraft aiming to make the world's first commercial suborbital spaceflights later this year, conducted its third rocket-powered test flight.
Richard Branson said that rocket-powered space tourism flights by his firm Virgin Galactic would have only a minor impact on climate change.
Virgin Galactic has conducted the first powered test flight of its new space tourism rocket.
The hangar that housed Virgin Galactic's ill-fated SpaceShipTwo has an empty space, but at a manufacturing plant just down the road technicians are back at work putting together an identical sister ship.
The wait for paying passengers to see Earth from the vantage point of space looked a lot longer on Friday, but aspiring space tourists did not appear to be lining up for refunds.
A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin
Galactic has crashed during a test flight.
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo has made its 2nd rocket-powered supersonic test flight.
Virgin Galactic's spaceship has made its first powered flight, going supersonic in a test over California.
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