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Branson's Virgin Orbit reaches space with key mid-air rocket launch

Jan 18 2021

WASHINGTON Billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit reached space for the first time on Sunday with a successful test of its air-launched rocket, delivering ten NASA satellites to orbit and achieving a key milestone after aborting the rocket’s first test launch last year. | Video

Branson's Virgin Orbit tries to reach space with mid-air rocket launch

Jan 17 2021

WASHINGTON, Jan 17 Billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit aims to reach space for the first time on Sunday by launching a rocket from mid-air, a key attempt after aborting the rocket's first test launch last year.

NASA's Boeing moon rocket cuts short 'once-in-a-generation' ground test

Jan 17 2021

WASHINGTON NASA's deep space exploration rocket built by Boeing briefly ignited all four engines of its behemoth core stage for the first time on Saturday, cutting short a crucial test to advance a years-delayed U.S. government program to return humans to the moon in the next few years. | Video

NASA's Boeing moon rocket set for 'once-in-a-generation' ground test

Jan 16 2021

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 NASA's Boeing-built deep space exploration rocket, Space Launch System (SLS), is set to fire its behemoth core stage for the first time on Saturday, a crucial test for a years-delayed U.S. government project facing mounting pressure from emerging private sector technology.

Biden names geneticist Lander for new Cabinet-level post, elevating role of science

Jan 15 2021

WASHINGTON U.S. President-elect Joe Biden named pioneering geneticist Eric Lander as the director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy on Friday, elevating the post to Cabinet-level status for first time.

Bezos' Blue Origin to deliver first flight-ready rocket engines next summer - ULA CEO

Dec 18 2020

WASHINGTON The chief executive of United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint rocket venture between Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp, said it expects to receive two new rocket engines from billionaire Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin by next summer.

Branson's Virgin Galactic cuts short test flight from New Mexico spaceport

Dec 12 2020

(Reuters) -Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc cut short a test flight of its suborbital SpaceShipTwo Unity plane on Saturday, safely returning its pilots to Spaceport America in New Mexico after the rocket motor's ignition sequence failed to complete.

Branson's Virgin Galactic cuts short key test flight from New Mexico spaceport

Dec 12 2020

Dec 12 Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc cut short a key test flight of its suborbital SpaceShipTwo Unity plane on Saturday, though the reason was not immediately provided.

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