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Virgin Galactic’s Next Spaceship Reaches Build Milestone in Mojave Desert

As stated in an article in the Victorville Daily Press, January 8, 2020, Virgin Galactic’s next passenger spaceship has reached a major construction milestone, the company said. All major structural elements have been assembled and the rocket plane is standing on its own landing gear at Mojave Air & Space Port, Virgin Galactic said in a statement. Continuing work on the new ship includes connecting flight control and other integrated systems. The winged rocket ship is designed to carry paying tourists to the lower fringes of space to experience weightlessness, view the Earth far below and glide to a landing on a runway. The craft also will carry experiments that require several minutes of microgravity. The fleet is being manufactured by The Spaceship Company, a wholly owned subsidiary.

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