October 21, 2021

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Richard Branson’s rocket test fails on the California coast

Richard Branson's rocket test fails on the California coast

Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson’s attempt to launch a rocket off the coast of Los Angeles failed on Monday.

The “LauncherOne” rocket seemed to be working properly after the Virgin Jumbo jet, known as “Cosmic Girl”, was unloaded on Monday afternoon, but soon “stopped,” the company said on Twitter.

“We have ensured a clean release from the aircraft. However, the plane was quickly stopped, ”Virgin Orbit wrote in a tweet.

“Cosmic Girl and our flight crew are safe and return to the base,” they added.

In another tweet, the company said it was able to maintain rocket stability after the jet was released, but an “anomaly” quickly destroyed it.

“As we said before the flight, our goals today are to operate a launch, learn as much as we can and achieve the ignition.” Written by Virgo Orbital.

“We hoped we could have done more, but we have accomplished those key objectives today,” they added.

The launch was the launch of Virgin’s orbit rocket. The company’s competitors, such as SpaceX, have successfully introduced similar devices, but from launch, not an airplane.

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