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Virgin Galatic is setting out to be the first company to offer civilian space travel and in their first two test launches have had flawless success. Richard Branson, Virgin’s CEO, announced SpaceShipTwo‘s success via YouTube on September 5th.

The ship uses a unique feather mechanism in second supersonic flight to slow the flight down after it hits high velocity speeds. Branson has been dedicating a majority of Virgin’s assets to this project and more so than not, when Sir Dick, dedicates himself to something, it usually works out.

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