Virgin Galactic shows off new spaceship

February 20, 2016 1:21 AM

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MOJAVE, Calif. — Virgin Galactic unveiled its gleaming new spaceship Friday, the first craft specifically designed to carry paying customers to space and return them safety to Earth.

The new blue, silver and white VSS Unity will undergo extensive testing on the ground and in unpowered flight before pilots fire up its rocket for flight tests. The company hasn’t yet released a schedule for when it may begin carrying passengers aloft, instead insisting they will launch only when re...

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