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His Virgin Galactic business might … A suborbital flight has a parabolic flight path -- like the shape that's made when you throw a rock into the air and it falls back down.
Virgin Galactic has licensed the designs and technologies of SpaceShipOne to create two new ships, SpaceShipTwo and WhiteKnightTwo (the turbo jet that carries SpaceShipTwo into the air).
Virgin Galactic will use technologies developed and tested on SS1 in its designs for WK2 and SS2.
The air launch of SS2 doesn't expose passengers to the risks associated with rocket launches -- if the rocket fails to ignite, SS2 can glide back for a safe landing.