The US Federal Aviation Administration has cleared SpaceShipTwo,a commercial six-passenger spacecraft owned by Virgin Galactic,to begin rocket-powered suborbital test flights,the company said on Wednesday.
SpaceShipTwo manufacturer Scaled Composites of Mojave,California,received a one-year experimental launch permit on 23 May for test flights beyond the atmosphere,FAA spokesman Hank Price said.
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