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October 15, 2011

NASA, Virgin Galactic Sign Deal For Research Missions On SpaceShipTwo

Space Agency Places Order To Carry Technology Payloads To Space

In another sign that NASA will begin to rely sooner rather than later on commercial space ventures to complete its missions, the agency has signed a deal with Virgin Galactic for up to three charter flights on its privately-built spacecraft to provide opportunities for engineers, technologists, and scientific researchers to conduct experiments in suborbital space.

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