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Cosmic Log: First flight for SpaceShipTwo

Science editor Alan Boyle's Weblog: Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane takes to the air for the first time, marking another milestone in the age of private-sector spaceflight.

Reusable rocket plane soars in test flight

A reusable rocket plane has made a successful test flight from New Mexico's Spaceport America — a prototype craft built to showcase proprietary advanced launch technologies. Full story

Hawaii works on space tourism plan

Space pioneers envision launching high-end Hawaii tourists from the sand to the stars, taking island-hopping to new heights. Full story

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