Virgin Galactic Unveils New ‘SpaceShipThree’

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Commercial spaceflight company Virgin Galactic unveiled the piloted space plane “VSS Imagine” on Tuesday.

The spacecraft’s release marks the first of Virgin Galactic’s next-generation SpaceShip III class of vehicles.

In a news release accompanying futuristic video footage, the company announced that VSS Imagine — built at Virgin Galactic’s facility in Mojave, California — will begin ground testing with glide flights set for this summer.