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Experimental Fuel May Have Been Factor in Virgin Galactic Crash

Experts say the company was warned about the potential instability of a new hybrid fuel that was used in the plane that broke up over the Mojave Desert Friday, killing the co-pilot.

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Virgin’s Spaceship Survives Test Flight

After collecting roughly $45 million from aspirational space tourists, Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is just in the testing phase. That’s OK. At $200,000 a ticket, you don’t want to skimp on safety. So how much to check a bag?

Posted on Mar 22, 2010 READ MORE


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Virgin Galactic Gears Up for Space Flights

As if his plan for global domination weren’t enough, Virgin Group honcho Richard Branson is taking to space with his new commercial spacecraft, SpaceShipTwo, which will grant six paying customers at a time the experience of weightlessness for six minutes.

Posted on Dec 7, 2009 READ MORE


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Virgin Galactic’s High-Flying Mother Ship Unveiled

Sometime soon, thrill-seekers with the funds and the desire to plunk down $200K to experience four minutes of weightlessness more than 60 miles above the Earth will have the chance, thanks to Virgin CEO and astro-preneur Richard Branson.

Posted on Jul 28, 2008 READ MORE


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