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Virgin Galactic shares pop as company plans to redo spaceflight test as early as Feb. 13


SpaceShipTwo “Unity” on the runway after an aborted spaceflight test on Dec. 12, 2020.

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Virgin Galactic is preparing for its next spaceflight attempt, with the company announcing on Monday that it will redo its aborted December flight test as early as Feb. 13.

The space tourism company said that one of the spaceflight tests key objectives “will be to test the remedial work that has been completed since … the onboard computer halted ignition of the rocket motor.”

“The team has since conducted the root cause analysis, completed the corrective work required, and carried out extensive ground testing. The next stage will be to assess and verify this work during a rocket-powered…


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