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Virgin Galactic spaceplane VSS Unity completes successful flight,

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Richard Branson’sVirgin Galactic completed its first successful space flight in more than two years on Saturday, with its crewed VSS Unity spacecraft carried to an altitude of more than 44,000 feet before gliding safely back to Earth. It marked the first spaceflight from New Mexico, making it the third US state to launch humans into space. The Zia sun symbol …

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Aerion Supersonic, which planned to make silent, fast business jets, is shutting down, Kim Lyons

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Flying off into the sunset | Aerion Aerion Supersonic, which had plans to build silent business jets that would travel twice as fast as most commercial airplanes, is shutting down operations. First reported by Florida Today, Aerion, which had backing from Boeing, said it was unable to raise the money to build its AS2 supersonic jet. “The AS2 supersonic business …

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Aerion Supersonic, which planned to make silent, fast business jets, is shutting down,

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Aerion Supersonic, which had plans to build silent business jets that would travel twice as fast as most commercial airplanes, is shutting down operations. First reported by Florida Today, Aerion, which had backing from Boeing, said it was unable to raise the money to build its AS2 supersonic jet. “The AS2 supersonic business jet program meets all market, technical, regulatory …

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Chinese startup Pony.ai gets approval to test driverless vehicles in California,

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Chinese autonomous vehicle startup Pony.ai has received a permit from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles to test its driverless cars without human safety drivers behind the wheel on specified streets in three cities. Pony has been authorized to test autonomous vehicles with safety drivers in California since 2017, but the new permit will let it test six autonomous vehicles without …

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Chinese startup Pony.ai gets approval to test driverless vehicles in California, Kim Lyons

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Getty Images Chinese autonomous vehicle startup Pony.ai has received a permit from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles to test its driverless cars without human safety drivers behind the wheel on specified streets in three cities. Pony has been authorized to test autonomous vehicles with safety drivers in California since 2017, but the new permit will let it test six autonomous …

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Virgin Galactic spaceplane VSS Unity completes successful flight,

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Virgin Galactic completed its first successful space flight in more than two years on Saturday, with its crewed VSS Unity spacecraft carried to an altitude of more than 44,000 feet before gliding safely back to Earth. It marked the first spaceflight from New Mexico, making it the third US state to launch humans into space. The Zia sun symbol of …

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Virgin Galactic spaceplane VSS Unity completes successful flight, Kim Lyons

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Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity gliding home during a previous test flight | Image: Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic completed its first successful space flight in more than two years on Saturday, with its crewed VSS Unity spacecraft carried to an altitude of more than 44,000 feet before gliding safely back to Earth. Virgin’s VMS Eve carrier aircraft took off from Spaceport …

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Virgin Galactic launches 1st SpaceShipTwo spaceflight from New Mexico, ,

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Virgin Galactic has launched its first human spaceflight from its New Mexico home port. The company’s SpaceShipTwo vehicle VSS Unity conducted its third crewed test flight to suborbital space today (May 22), taking another step toward the start of commercial operations. Unity’s first two spaceflights occurred in December 2018 and February 2019. Both of those missions lifted off from the …