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Virgin Galactic rolls out 'Unity,' its first new space plane since 2014 crash

February 19, 2016 - Uncategorized



MOJAVE, Calif. — Virgin Galactic is getting ready to fly again

Sixteen months after a fatal accident sidelined the private spaceflight company, Virgin Galactic presented its new and improved space plane designed to bring paying space tourists into suborbital space and back home again

Virgin Galactic’s new SpaceShipTwo, named Unity because of an idea from cosmologist Stephen Hawking, rolled out in the company’s hangar at the Mojave Air and Spaceport as ticket holders, press and VIPs looked on.

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In true Virgin Galactic style, the new SpaceShipTwo was hidden behind a curtain for much of the hour-long program, until Land Rover tugged the ship into the hangar as Sir Richard Branson stood out of the car’s sunroof. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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