Virgin Galactic hints at Orbital Domination

At the recent dedication of the main runway at the world’s first devoted commercial spaceport, Sir Richard Branson (of Virgin Galactic fame) slid in an apparently innocuous but Hiroshima-sized comment.¬† While Virgin Galactic has practically cornered the space tourist market with the successful suborbital space flights of SpaceShipOne and upcoming flight tests of SpaceShipTwo (the […]

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Liftoff – VSS Enterprise

Today is another red-letter day for the commercial spaceflight industry as the VSS Enterprise, Virgin Galactic‘s orbital space tourist flagship, makes its debut atmospheric test flight.¬† Constructed by US-based aerospace firm Scaled Composites,¬†Enterprise is the first of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo-class of suborbital spacecraft, an upscaled version of the SpaceShipOne spacecraft that won the Ansari X-Prize […]

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