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Virgin Galactic spacecraft breaks speed of sound in first rocket-powered flight (VIDEO)

Mojave, USA - The SpaceShipTwo reached a speed of Mach 1.2

On Monday 29 April 2013 Virgin Galactic completed the first rocket-powered flight of its space vehicle, SpaceShipTwo (SS2). The test, conducted by teams from Scaled Composites (the American aerospace company, part of the Northrop Grumman group, which manufactured the SS2) and Virgin Galactic, officially marks the entrance into the final phase of vehicle testing prior to commercial service from Spaceport...

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency