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Virgin Galactic Supersonic Craft Makes Second Test Flight

Virgin Galactic Unity

Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity winged space plane made its second successful supersonic test flight, the company’s founder, Richard Branson, said Tuesday. The vehicle’s rocket motor burned for 31 seconds as planned during the flight over the Mojave Desert in California, shooting the craft up 114,500 feet at a speed of …

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Scientists Grow Nice Veggie Crop in Antarctic Greenhouse

DLR's Antarctic Greenhouse With Plants

German scientists working in Antarctica have grown a crop of vegetables for the first time without soil or daylight in a project aimed at learning how to grow fresh food on other planets. New day, fresh harvest. The first cucumbers #madeinantarctica from our #space greenhouse Eden-ISS! 😋 🤤 🥒🥒 pic.twitter.com/ptLLDam1ra …

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SpaceX Satellite Launch Delayed

Falcon 9 Rocket

SpaceX Won’t Launch Today Because of High Winds. Hoping to Go Thursday David Royse | LedeTree Elon Musk’s SpaceX said early Wednesday it was postponing a planned launch until at least Thursday because of high winds. The launch will take into orbit satellites that are part of the company’s effort …

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Falcon Heavy rocket set for launch

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket on Launchpad

SpaceX’s huge Falcon Heavy rocket is set for launch for this week. It will be carrying a Tesla roadster on top, but no humans. Elon Musk admits the thing might blow up. LedeTree Elon Musk’s SpaceX will attempt to blast the world’s most powerful rocket up into space this week, …

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SpaceX Readies Falcon Heavy for Test Flight

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket on Launchpad

SpaceX is getting ready for its first ever test flight of the Falcon Heavy, its heavy-duty rocket aimed at propelling large cargo loads into low Earth orbit. Darrell Etherington | TechCrunch The rocket uses three Falcon 9 boosters combined for maximum load capacity when leaving Earth’s atmosphere, and it’s looking …

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Largest Amphibious Plane Has Maiden Flight

AG600 Kunlong

The world’s largest amphibious aircraft, China’s AG600, has made a successful one-hour maiden flight BBC The plane, roughly the size of a Boeing 737 but with four turboprop engines, lifted off from Zhuhai airport in the southern province of Guangdong. The plane can carry 50 people and can stay airborne …

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