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Another Historic Week in Space

William Shatner, the actor most known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the Star Trek franchise, has become the oldest human to visit space.

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A former Virgin Galactic test pilot who says he was fired after 6 years is joining Blue Origin

Mark Stucky, Virgin Galactic’s former lead test pilot, said he might not be able to fly at Blue Origin because its rockets don’t require pilots.

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Virgin Galactic begins nine-month service period, further delaying commercial space service

Regular commercial service by Spaceport America’s anchor tenant delayed to late 2022

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Virgin Galactic to delay commercial space travel service

Virgin Galactic said “commercial service is now expected to commence in Q4 2022.” Shares in the company fell 13% in afterhours trading.

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FAA clears Virgin Galactic after completing investigation of Branson’s spaceflight, stock jumps 10%

Virgin Galactic has made “required changes” to its communications during spaceflight operations, the FAA noted.

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FAA Bans Virgin Galactic Spaceflights

The FAA announced the grounding of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo vehicle until there’s a completed investigation regarding the vehicle’s July 11th flight which resulted in the vehicle flying outside of its designated airspace over Spaceport America, New Mexico.

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The Red Warning Light on Richard Branson’s Space Flight

The F.A.A. is investigating the ship’s off-course descent.

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How Blue Origin, SpaceX, Virgin Galactic space race could impact the atmosphere

With each launch, rockets emit a variety of substances that could potentially damage the environment.

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Virgin Galactic’s Delays Continue — but There’s Good News

Virgin Galactic is delaying commercial flights until late next summer, but could be in better shape when flights get off the ground.

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How Virgin Galactic Plans to Beat Blue Origin and SpaceX in Space Tourism

Virgin Galactic is completing final test flights for its Unity spacecraft and will begin revenue-generating flights soon, opening an entirely new space tourism industry to the world.

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Branson sells $300M in Virgin Galactic stock after rocket ride

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson sold more than 10 million shares of his space-tourism company earlier this week, just one month after enjoying his own personal, televised suborbital rocket ride viewed by millions of people on planet Earth.

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Virgin Galactic stock rallies as Wall Street hails space-tourism seat sales as a ‘milestone’

Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. stock jumped more than 7% on Friday as Wall Street looked past a wider-than-expected quarterly loss for the space-tourism company to focus on the news it is selling seats on its space-tourism flights thanks to a “surge in consumer interest.”