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Virgin Galactic: American spaceflight company
Virgin Galactic (VG) is an American spaceflight company founded by Richard Branson and his British Virgin Group retains an 18% stake through Virgin Investments Limited. It is headquartered in California, USA, and operates from New Mexico. The company is developing commercial spacecraft and aims to provide suborbital spaceflights to space tourists. Virgin Galactic's suborbital spacecraft are air launched from beneath a carrier airplane known as White Knight Two. Virgin Galactic‘s maiden spaceflight occurred in 2018 with its VSS Unity spaceship. Branson had originally hoped to see a maiden spaceflight by 2010, but the date was delayed for several years, primarily due to the October 2014 crash of VSS Enterprise.

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Virgin Galactic delays start of commercial flights [Video]

Virgin Galactic delays start of commercial flights

Virgin Galactic stock dropped after it announced it would push back the start of commercial services to the fourth quarter of 2022. CNN’s Clare Sebastian reports.

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