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XCOR Congratulates Virgin Galactic on First Powered Flight of SpaceShipTwo

April 29, 2013, Mojave, California - XCOR Aerospace sends our warmest and heartfelt congratulations to our friends and colleagues at Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites on their successful first powered flight of the SpaceshipTwo (SS2) suborbital space plane.

We applaud their exceptional team on taking the next step in the greatest journey the human race has ever known.  We look forward to meeting them there, above the clouds, where the adventure has only just begun.

Much work is left for the promise of commercial spaceflight to be realized. We look forward to working with our colleagues in the Commercial Spaceflight Federation on advancing industry best practices, working on export licensing reform, and ensuring international regulatory frameworks that enable a new industry and inspire a generation of future innovators.

Today is a day to celebrate and acknowledge a job well done.  Not only did Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two perform its first powered flight this morning, it also broke the sound barrier.  Great job, Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites!

 

Contact:
Bryan Campen
Director of Media and Public Relations
XCOR Aerospace
Phone: +1 (630) 877-0225
Twitter: @cyrusbryan on Twitter
Email: press@xcor.com

 

 

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