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SpaceShipTwo Aces First Supersonic Rocket Test

SpaceShipTwo, a six-passenger, two-pilot suborbital spaceship owned by Virgin Galactic, an offshoot of Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, fired up its rocket engine for the first time on Monday to successfully complete a 16-second, supersonic test flight Branson called “critical.” Read more

Private Mars Mission in 2018?

Yes, you read that correctly. An entrepreneur wants to charter a SpaceX rocket to launch two interplanetary buddies on the ultimate joyride: A mission to Mars. But the timeline is tight — as in 5 years time “tight.”

Crazy or… not? Read more