LOS ANGELES — Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit has reached space eight months after the first demonstration flight of its air-launched rocket system failed.,The company says a 70-foot-long LauncherOne rocket released from beneath the wing of a Boeing 747 aircraft off the coast of Southern California reached orbit Sunday.,The rocket carried a cluster of very small satellites developed as part of a NASA educational program involving U.S. universities.,Virgin Orbit attempted its first demonstration launch in May 2020.,That rocket was released and ignited but only briefly flew under power before it stopped thrusting.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Sanders had a season-high 24 points, Endyia Rogers scored nine of her 16 points in overtime, and Southern California beat No. 25 Washington State 81-77.,The Trojans have won seven in a row against Washington State and three straight overall.,Washington State, which played the program’s first game as a team ranked in the Top 25, had its four-game win streak snapped.,Charlisse Leger-Walker, who finished with 26 points, hit a 3-pointer to give the Cougars a 69-68 lead with 2:45 to play but Rogers answered with a 3 and USC led the rest of the way.,Sanders and Angel Jackson, who finished with 12 points, each made a pair of free throws in the final 10 seconds to seal it.