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Virgin Galactic: Scots-born pilot rockets into space

by InterSpaceReporter

Virgin Galactic has pushed its Unity rocket plane faster and higher than it has ever been.

Dave Mackay, from Helmsdale, Sutherland, becomes the first Scottish-born pilot to travel to space.

“It was thrilling yet smooth and nicely controlled throughout, with a view at the top, of the Earth from space, which exceeded all our expectations,” he said after landing back at Mojave airport in California.

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