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Virgin Galactic Stock Performance, Q3 2021

Virgin Galactic (-45%) had been trending upward in Q2 in anticipation of founder Richard Branson’s suborbital spaceflight as part of the first passenger flight by the company, which occurred near the beginning of Q3 on July 11. The momentary stock price peak following the successful flight, and its accompanying media fanfare, quickly disappeared as the company announced the issuance of $500 million in additional shares the following day.

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2020 TSRQ3 – Nation in Review: United Kingdom

In the last decade, spending on domestic space programs in the United Kingdom has increased 126%, climbing to £157.5 million (US$200M) in the 2019-2020 U.K. Space Agency budget. That decadal increase still places U.K. space funding well behind . . .

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2020 TSRQ3 – Infrastructure: Human Spaceflight

Since Yuri Gagarin’s orbital flight around the Earth in April 1961, humans in pioneering new technologies and pushing the limits of what’s considered possible. This year ushered in a new era of human spaceflight when SpaceX became the first . . .

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