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Branson's Virgin Galactic moves to return to space race

February 19th, 2016

Episode 844 of 1345 episodes

Virgin Galactic unveil their second version of SpaceShipTwo at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, following a deadly accident 16 months ago. Richard Burr, who signed up to be one of the first on Richard Branson’s SpaceShipTwo and Dr Peter Hollingsworth, lecturer of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Manchester spoke on the programme about the new possibilities of space tourism. (Picture: Richard Branson in front of the first SpaceShipTwo. Credit: AP)

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