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FAA-AST awards Virgin Galactic operator license for SpaceShipTwo aircraft

Mojave, Usa - New spaceship conducts taxi test as it nears start of flight test program

The US Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA-AST) has awarded Virgin Galactic an operating license for SpaceShipTwo. The license award comes as the new vehicle, VSS Unity, begins to stretch its legs with the first tests conducted out of the hangar. Unity conducted the first taxi test yesterday to evaluate and calibrate the navigation and communications/telemetry s...

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