NASA will fund research payloads on test flights of a pair of commercial suborbital reusable launch vehicles as its microgravity flight opportunity program moves beyond parabolic flights in aircraft. Vertical-takeoff-and-landing vehicles under development by Masten Space Systems of Mojave, Calif., and Armadillo Aerospace of Heath, Texas, will carry four payloads aloft for reduced-gravity experiments during test flights later this year, according to NASA. The payloads, to be lofted on ...


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