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Yawn. Virgin Galactic has announced that it has signed a deal with Italy for a future SpaceShipTwo research flight.
I feel obliged to report this, but am also very skeptical about it. They have still not performed any powered flights with their new ship, Unity. And their last glide test was four months ago. They state that they will have a full test flight program in 2018, but we have heard that story so many times before we’d all be silly to believe them now.
When they start flying, I will start taking them seriously again. Not before.