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Video: Virgin Galactic launches flight to edge of atmosphere ahead of plans to take tourists next year

2 monthes ago   |   By The Telegraph


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Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space as it prepares to take tourists to the skies

Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space as it prepares to take tourists to the skies

2 monthes ago   |   By Daily Express

VIRGIN Galactic has completed its first human spaceflight from its New Mexico base as it prepares to send its first tourists into space next year.
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Termite gut microbes can help turn toxic wood into biofuels

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Perseverance Mars rover poised to collect first rock samples

Perseverance Mars rover poised to collect first rock samples

Due south of its landing site, the Perseverance rover is now in a region described as “cratered floor fractured rough.” The rover is gearing up to collect its first core sample... Read more ...

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Stopwatch errors could make race times wrong by a tenth of a second

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Essential oils help to stop invasive beetles from eating palm trees

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