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Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic – the world’s first commercial spaceline – just announced that its SpaceShipTwo (SS2) successfully conducted its first rocket-powered flight. The test, which saw the rocket-powered spacecraft break the sound barrier, marks Virgin Galactic’s entrance into the final phase of vehicle testing prior to launching its commercial service from New Mexico.

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