The chief executive of Virgin Galactic said Sept. 7 that the company's second suborbital spaceplane was "at the edge" of beginning powered test flights, after at least one more glide flight. (Space.com) More
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Posted on 24 November 2017 | 11:27 am | Google News
VP Mike Pence visits Virgin Galactic and Stratolaunch space ventures in Mojave
Stratolaunch's twin-fuselage plane is in the midst of ground tests. (Stratolaunch Systems Photo). Virgin Galactic, meanwhile, is conducting gliding tests of its second SpaceShipTwo, dubbed VSS Unity, and could begin rocket-powered test flights by the ...
Posted on 10 October 2017 | 11:29 pm | Google News
Virgin Galactic nearing powered SpaceShipTwo test flights
WASHINGTON — The chief executive of Virgin Galactic said Sept. 7 that the company's second suborbital spaceplane was “at the edge” of beginning powered test flights, after at least one more glide flight. George Whitesides, speaking at the 20th Annual ...
Posted on 8 September 2017 | 1:41 pm | Google News
Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity completes sixth glide test
Commercial space flight services firm Virgin Galactic (Mojave, CA, US) reported on Aug. 4 that its composites-intensive VSS Unity space craft has completed its sixth glide test — this one with propulsion systems installed but not operating — in ...
Posted on 14 August 2017 | 5:23 pm | Google News
Virgin Galactic carries out “dry run” for powered SpaceShipTwo flights
WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic performed the latest glide flight of its second SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane Aug. 4, calling it a “dry run” for upcoming powered test flights. SpaceShipTwo, carried aloft by its WhiteKnightTwo aircraft, separated ...
Posted on 4 August 2017 | 3:34 pm | Google News
Suborbital space race? Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin will get there when they get there
When Virgin Galactic signed up Salim and the other Founders, it planned to start commercial flights in 2008 or 2009, a date that steadily slipped as SpaceShipTwo suffered from development delays. A crash during an October 2014 test ... Virgin's only ...
Posted on 14 June 2017 | 12:17 am | Google News
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