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Virgin Galactic aims for a triumphant return
Vast aims to launch space station in 2025
News from SpaceX, and more
Virgin Galactic will return to the skies later this month in a crewed mission that the company hopes will bring to an end the nearly two-year gap since its first and only crewed flight in July 2021.
The space tourism company said Monday it will send a crew of four to space in late May. The main objective of the mission is to validate the spaceflight system and “astronaut experience” before officially commencing commercial service in June. Virgin Galactic took people to space for the first time in July 2021, with a crew that in …