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Virgin Galactic makes history in New Mexico

History was made Saturday in New Mexico, as the Land of Enchantment became the third U.S. state to launch humans into space. Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity sent two pilots and NASA technology supported experiments in space Saturday morning.

Virgin Galactic flight ends prematurely

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A Virgin Galactic test flight Saturday ended prematurely when the spacecraft landed safely at Spaceport America in southern New Mexico after its rocket motor failed to ignite high above the Earth.

Virgin Galactic will help train astronauts for NASA

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (KRQE) – Virgin Galactic has signed a deal with NASA as part of the Space Act Agreement. The company will develop a new private orbital astronaut readiness program. The deal will include training for the private astronauts, transportation to the Space Station, and coordinate resources for future