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According to New Scientist (This article and its images were originally posted on New Scientist October 10, 2018 at 07:36AM.)
What is Virgin Galactic?
Virgin Galactic is a spaceflight company founded by billionaire Richard Branson in 2004. Its goal is to provide suborbital flights – in space, but not orbiting around Earth – to scientists and space tourists.
How will these tourists get to space?
The company’s main project is SpaceShipTwo, the craft it says will eventually ferry passengers and science projects just above the planet’s atmosphere. It is not a conventional rocket, but a rocket plane, shuttled high into the air by a …
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