Virgin Galactic aims to change the cost paradigm for putting smaller payloads into space by producing lightweight launch vehicles on an industrial scale similar to the commercial and military aircraft that were once made on the  same site in Long Beach, California, over a span of more than 60 years. It is a lofty goal for a company that has yet to send a vehicle into space, and whose target market is still emerging. Yet Virgin Galactic’s ambitions for its LauncherOne vehicle are ...

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