Failure to launch: Virgin Orbit files for bankruptcy
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Virgin Orbit, the arm of billionaire Richard Branson's larger company that sought to break into the space industry by launching satellites from airplanes, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. We look at what that means for the Virgin Group, and how it could affect the larger commercial space industry. Plus, we talk to Lee Hawkins, host of American Public Media's upcoming podcast on the family of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and how their health has been impacted by the struggle for civil rights.
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Why Virgin's satellite-launching arm is filing for bankruptcy protection
Marketplace’s Nova Safo has the details.
Health and civil rights: an iconic family counts the costs
Lee Hawkins, host of an upcoming podcast from APM Studios, talks about how racism can affect victims' health outcomes.
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