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Virgin Galactic successfully tests commercial spacecraft

Virgin Galactic just became the first commercial company to send a human to space. Well, kind of. The company's SpaceShipTwo launched from the Mojave Desert in California Thursday morning. It was flown by a larger carrier plane before being released and firing its rockets. From there, the spacecraft and its two pilots traveled about 2,200 miles per hour, reaching a maximum height about 51 miles above the ground — which is the edge of Earth's...

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