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SpaceShipTwo makes its longest test flight yet

Virgin Galactic's privately built spaceship soared through its longest flight yet during a drop test over California's Mojave Desert on Friday. Full story

Virgin Galactic's private spaceship aces glide test

The private spaceflight company Virgin Galactic scored another successful drop test of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital spacecraft today, the latest in a series of smooth solo glides over the California desert for the commercial spaceship. Full story

Virgin Galactic's spaceship aces 3rd glide flight

Chalk up another successful gliding test flight for SpaceShipTwo, Virgin Galactic's commercial spaceliner built to fly paying passengers on suborbital thrill rides. Full story

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SpaceShipTwo designer Burt Rutan takes a seat inside the fuselage of the rocket plane during construction at Scaled Composites in Mojave, Calif.