Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Suffers 'In-Flight Anomaly'

October 31, 2014 4:56 PM

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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Suffers 'In-Flight Anomaly'

Virgin Galactic said its SpaceShipTwo rocket plane suffered an "in-flight anomaly" during a powered test flight on Friday.

The reported anomaly came after SpaceShipTwo fired up its rocket engine in flight for the first time in more than nine months. Since then, Virgin Galactic has switched the plane's fuel mixture from a rubber-based compound to a plastic-based mix — in hopes that the new formulation would boost the hyb...

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