Virgin Galactic closer to taking people to space


Space flight company Virgin Galactic could be close to taking people into space.  Richard Branson says the company is two-to-three test flights away from doing so after his company's Unity spacecraft flew nearly halfway to space.  On Unity's second launch, it traveled at twice the speed of sound to an altitude of 114-thousand-500 feet.  Branson says he'll go up once Virgin Galactic has what he called a safe craft that can reach more than 264-thousand feet.  He says soon after that the company will start taking some astronauts up.

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