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Virgin Galactic rocket flies to edge of space in test run for tourists

21 days ago   |   By Metro

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Virgin Galactic has made its first rocket-powered flight from New Mexico to the fringe of space in a manned shuttle.
It was a crucial milestone for the company as it forges toward offering tourist flights to the edge of the Earth's atmosphere.
High above the desert in a cloudless sky, VSS Unity ignited its rocket to hurtle the ship and two pilots toward space.
A live feed by NASASpaceFlight.com showed the ship accelerating upward and confirmed a landing later via radar.
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