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Virgin Galactic's first test passenger gets commercial astronaut wings

Virgin Galactic’s first test passenger received her commercial astronaut wings from the US aviation regulator on Tuesday after flying on the company’s rocket plane to evaluate the customer experience in February.

US: Pilot thrown free as spaceship broke apart

Pilot Peter Siebold told investigators that he was flung from the vehicle when it disintegrated.


Virgin Galactic spaceship makes first powered flight

The 10-minute test flight by SpaceShipTwo breaks sound barrier in a test over the Mojave Desert.

Virgin Galactic spaceship test flight OK'd

The US Federal Aviation Administration has cleared SpaceShipTwo to begin suborbital test flights.