The Farnborough air show has seen a lot of “firsts” over the decades, and the appearance of the first passenger-carrying suborbital commercial spacecraft at this year's event in the U.K. will mark another. A full-scale replica of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo is shown in an Aviation Week cover composite approaching the Farnborough airfield. The mockup will be on display, promoting the company's efforts to inaugurate passenger flights by the end of next year. A series of articles on the hot ...

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