Virgin Galactic Aborts First New Mexico Spaceflight

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Credit: Virgin Galactic
Virgin Galactic’s attempt to make the first sub-orbital space flight from its Spaceport America base in New Mexico was thwarted on Dec 12. by an issue with the hybrid rocket motor on SpaceShipTwo (SS2), which was shut down shortly after release from the company’s WhiteKnightTwo (WK2) carrier...

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