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Blue Origin Closing in on Sending People to Space

Blue Origin completed the ninth flight of its New Shepard rocket Wednesday, wrapping up another test of the vehicle’s escape system as the company works toward its first human space flight as soon as this year. The booster and spacecraft blasted off from the company’s launch site in West Texas …

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The Lede. Droning On

The Lede

The Lede, Monday, July 16, 2018 By David Royse The LEDE Gonna Take You Right Into the Danger Zone British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson (literally) unveiled Britain’s newest fighter plane on Monday at the Farnborough Air Show, presiding over the pulling back of a curtain to reveal the new jet. It’s …

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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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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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Branson Hopes Supersonic Air Travel to Return Soon

Boom Supersonic Jet

Founder of Virgin Atlantic Airways Richard Branson Hopes Supersonic Jet Travel Will Soon Return David Royse | LedeTree We’re traveling faster on trains. We’re considering hyperloops. But a flight across the country or the Atlantic is basically similar to the same flight a decade or two ago. Branson hopes that’s …

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