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From Farnborough to the stars

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two was at Farnborough air show

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Flight International 19-25 October cover: Virgin Galactic’s suborbital space tourism

This week Flightglobal publication Flight International looks at Virgin Galactic’s suborbital space tourism programme now that the enterprise has gone where no commerical craft has gone before: VSS Enterprise was dropped from 45,000 feet and successfully glided back to Mojave Air and Space port. That flight is featured on our cover, photographed by Virgin Galactic. […]

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Sir Richard Branson in Virgin Galactic Training Facility

Combined with the advent of commercial suborbital flight ventures, spawned in part by Burt Rutan winning the $10 million Ansari X Prize in the fall of 2004 with two flights to suborbital space in a two-week period, ETC via Nastar in 2007 officially launched its space launch training programme with Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic […]

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Flight International 15-21 December: A400M First Flight Just the Beginning

This week Flight International features a review of what’s next for the Airbus A400M. It may have flown, but there’s still a lot left to do to get the embattled programme back on track. The scheduled first flight of the A400M transporton 11 December is the starting point for three years of intenseflight-test activity. To be […]

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Virgin Galactic flight testing begins

Flight testing has begun for spaceline start-up Virgin Galactic’s carrier aircraft and beckons for tis rocket glider payload SpaceShip Two later this year. For more of Flight International’s cover story read on…  

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