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Virgin Galactic stock jumps 39% in best day ever after FAA approves passenger spaceflight license

  • Virgin Galactic announced Friday that the Federal Aviation Administration granted the company the license it needs to fly passengers on future spaceflights.
  • "The commercial license that we have had in place since 2016 remains in place, but is now cleared to allow us to carry commercial passengers when we're ready to do so," Virgin Galactic CEO Michael Colglazier told CNBC.
  • The company cleared the final two FAA milestones of that program with its spaceflight test last month.

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