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Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading.
Virgin Galactic — The space tourism company’s stock is up 4% after announcing founder Sir Richard Branson will be aboard its next spaceflight test. The stock jumped as much as 25% shortly after the open before it slipped.
Astra — Rocket builder Astra’s stock jumped almost 20% Friday after launching Wednesday on the Nasdaq. The company, which plans to launch rockets into space daily, made its public debut amid a space race between billionaires Sir Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos, who plans to be on his company Blue Origin’s first passenger spaceflight on July…