Virgin Galactic uses space tech to create new supersonic jet

The space tourism company Virgin Galactic teams up with Rolls Royce to create a new Mach 3 supersonic aircraft.

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  • Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic has announced a partnership with Rolls Royce.
  • The space tourism company will create a new supersonic jet for super-fast travel on Earth.
  • The aircraft will travel at Mach 3 – three times the speed of sound.
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Why Elon Musk hopes the Falcon Heavy launch will spark ‘new space race’

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is encouraging aerospace companies to up their game after successfully launching the most powerful rocket since NASA's Saturn V.

Falcon Heavy launches at Cape Canaveral, photo by Jim Watson/Getty

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Stephen Hawking, Given Two Years to Live in 1963, Is Going To Space Over 50 Years Later

Stephen Hawking has accepted an offer to go to space. He's one of the world's most famous scientists, who's been paralyzed due to ALS for much of his life.

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