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Virgin Galactic Appoints Mark Stucky As Pilot

FORMER NASA, US AIR FORCE TEST PILOT OF THE YEAR, AND SCALED COMPOSITES PILOT HAS FLOWN SPACESHIPTWO TWENTY TIMES Continue reading

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Pilots At The Center Of Virgin Galactic Investigation

continues coverage of Friday’s Virgin Galactic crash, focusing on how pilot Peter Siebold was able to survive. According to reporter Jacob Rascon, both pilots had parachutes, but according to “sources close to the investigation,” only Siebold was able to open … Continue reading

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Branson spaceship explosion: The ‘missed’ warnings

Branson spaceship explosion: The ‘missed’ warnings
Sir Richard Branson’s company and US authorities were repeatedly warned about safety issues surrounding Virgin Galactic’s rocket engine system Continue reading

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The Ansari XPRIZE – standing on the shoulders of giants

6 October 2014 By Richard Branson @richardbranson NEWSLETTER SIGN UP If SpaceShipOne hadn’t won the Ansari XPRIZEfor Spaceflight, it is unlikely Virgin Galactic would exist. So it was a great honour to attend the tenth anniversary celebrations of that momentous … Continue reading

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Senator Knight Fireside Chat at Avens Furniture

Senator Knight announced a few upcoming events in his District, including the Antelope Valley Board of Trade’s Business Outlook Conference on February 21 st at the Mojave Air & Space Port, the LA County Air Show at Fox Field, March 21-22. Continue reading

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Aerospace Valley at Mojave Air & Space Port With AVBOT

So what is possible in the next 100 years of endo- and exo-atmospheric flight? Two months ago I testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Space. Congress continues to ask, “Why is space important?” No doubt Congress in 1914 asked the same question about air travel. History has proven that Congress can be a bit shortsighted. Continue reading

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Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Spacecraft Makes Highest Supersonic Test Flight Yet

Virgin Galactic’s private reusable space plane reached new heights today (Jan. 10), setting a company altitude record in its third-ever supersonic flight test. Continue reading

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