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Virgin Orbit rocket launches into space from a plane

Billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit reached space for the first time on Sunday with a successful test of its air-launched rocket, delivering 10 NASA satellites to orbit and achieving a key milestone after aborting the rocket’s first test launch last year. CBC | World News

SpaceX aborts Mars rocket prototype launch

Elon Musk’s SpaceX was set to launch a prototype of its Mars rocket Starship in its highest-altitude “hop” test from the space company’s Texas facilities on Tuesday, but the launch was aborted shortly before the countdown concluded. CBC | World News