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Virgin Galactic advances space tourism with successful test

Reuters India Thursday, 13 December 2018
A Virgin Galactic rocket plane blasted to the edge of space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert, capping off years of difficult testing to become the first U.S. commercial human flight to reach space since America’s shuttle program ended in 2011.
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A Virgin Galactic rocket plane reached space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert, capping off years of difficult testing to become the first U.S. commercial human flight to reach space since America&apos;s shuttle program ended in 2011. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.

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