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WhiteKnight Two & Spaceship Two

WhiteKnight Two & Spaceship Two

The Las Cruces (NM) Sun-News (8/28, Soular) reports the FAA has accepted Virgin Galactic’s license application for its commercial space system, according to CEO George Whitesides. The application covers WhiteKnightTwo, Virgin’s carrier plane, and SpaceShipTwo, its spaceliner. The FAA’s decision is due in six months. If approved, Virgin flights could begin launching in 2014, the Sun-News reports.

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SpaceShipTwo, rockets blazing | Courtesy Virgin

SpaceShipTwo | Courtesy Virgin

MOJAVE, Calif. –  A private spaceship designed to carry space tourists made its first rocket-powered test flight Monday, reaching supersonic speeds as it paved the way toward commercial flights in the near future.

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