Virgin Galactic is to make its first rocket-powered test flights for its commercials passenger
Virgin Galactic Cleared For Rocket-Powered Test Flights -- The Telegraph
Virgin Galactic is to make its first rocket-powered test flights for its commercials passenger spaceship later this year after being granted clearance.
Scaled Composites, Virgin Galactic's spaceship design partner, was granted an experimental permit from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) – a move that will allow it to proceed with powered flights.
No timetable has been set for the first launches carrying paying customers, expected to take place after the test programme is complete.
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