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Today, Virgin Galactic conducted its fifth powered test flight and second space flight of its commercial SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity. Please find reporting materials below for news coverage and multimedia reporting.


The National Air and Space Museum received RocketMotorTwo, the hybrid engine that powered Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, called VSS Unity, into space for the first time Dec. 13, 2018.


NASA and its Commercial Crew Program providers Boeing and SpaceX have agreed to move the target launch dates for the upcoming inaugural test flights of their next generation American spacecraft and rockets that will launch astronauts to the International Space Station.


At NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A, the crew access arm has been extended to the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on Jan. 3, 2019.