Virgin Galactic to roll out new space tourism rocket plane (Update)

February 19, 2016 8:51 PM

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Virgin Galactic to roll out new space tourism rocket plane (Update)

Virgin Galactic will roll out a new version of its SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket Friday as it prepares to return to flight testing for the first time since a 2014 accident destroyed the original, killed one of its pilots and set back the nascent industry.

The space line founded by Sir Richard Branson will unveil the craft at California's Mojave Air & Space Port, where it was assembled.

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