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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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