Virgin Galactic's Enterprise
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Virgin spaceport runway completed

Commercial spaceflight has taken a step closer to reality with the first public landing of Virgin Galactic's craft on the newly completed runway at a New Mexico spaceport.

The VSS Enterprise spacecraft made a celebratory flight over the New Mexico facility, where Sir Richard Branson told crowds the first commercial flights could take place within nine months.

Rajesh Mirchandani reports from Los Angeles.

  • 23 Oct 2010
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