A LauncherOne rocket is pictured, next to a plane, ahead of a demonstration of the air-launch by Virgin Orbit in Mojave

A LauncherOne rocket is pictured, next to a plane, ahead of a demonstration of the air-launch by Virgin Orbit in Mojave, Calif., on Monday.

Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit company aborted its first attempt to launch a rocket into space from the belly of a 747 airplane on Monday, the company said.

In a test of the company’s plan to launch satellites into space, the 70-foot rocket called Launch-erOne was to blast into orbit at about 6.5 miles altitude from a modified airplane named Cosmic Girl.

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