Virgin Galactic says its newly unveiled SpaceShipTwo (SS2) suborbital vehicle will give the company a virtually unassailable lead in the growing space tourism and science payload business, despite delays to the ambitious program. Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson says development of the SS2, which is designed to carry six passengers and two crew, is far in advance of other projects, several of which have either been put on ice (such as the EADS Astrium Spaceplane) or abandoned ...


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