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.Los Angeles, CA, USA
The plane took off from Mojave Air and Space Port in the desert north of Los Angeles and launched the rocket over the Pacific Ocean. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • Virgin Orbit project flew a rocket into space from the wing of a 747 plane, on Sunday
  • This has paved the way for a new method of launching low-cost satellites.
  • The Virgin orbit was launched by billionaire Richard Branson back in 2012

.Los Angeles, CA, USA
The plane took off from Mojave Air and Space Port in the desert north of Los Angeles. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@Virgin_Orbit)

  • Virgin Orbit project on Sunday flew a rocket into space from the wing of a Boeing 747 plane
  • After a failed test in May, it was the company's second attempt at the feat
  • The 70-foot Virgin Orbit rocket, named LauncherOne, is strapped to the underside of a wing

.New Mexico, USA
Business tycoon Richard Branson is the founder of Virgin Galactic. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@richardbranson)

  • The engine of the VSS Unity cut out too early and ignited for about a second
  • The company confirmed that VSS Unity landed safely on a runway
  • The flight’s two pilots made it “back safe and sound”