England, We Have a Problem: SpaceX Rival Stock Plummets After Failed Mission

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The Street

By Tony Owusu A historic launch from Britain’s Spaceport Cornwall failed to achieve its mission objective, sending shares of Richard Branson’s commercial space company tumbling. The three-headed billionaire’s space race is turning out to really be just a two-man competition as Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit (VORB) failed to complete its mission Monday night. Monday’s launch was supposed to be historic with Virgin launching satellites into orbit from British soil at Spaceport Cornwall for the first time ever. Virgin’s jumbo jet, Cosmic Girl, successfully took off, climbing 35,000 feet, before i…

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