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Virgin Galactic Nearing Powered SpaceShipTwo Test Flights


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 More

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Posted on 18 June 2018 | 9:54 pm | Google News

Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity successfully completes first flight - CompositesWorld


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Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity successfully completes first flight
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Virgin Galactic (Las Cruces, NM, US) reported April 5 that the carbon composite SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity safely and successfully completed its first supersonic, rocket-powered flight. After two years of extensive ground and atmospheric testing, the ...

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Posted on 13 April 2018 | 9:28 am | Google News

Virgin Galactic Details SpaceShipTwo Test Plans - Aviation Week


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Virgin Galactic Details SpaceShipTwo Test Plans
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MOJAVE, California—Early analysis of Virgin Galactic's initial rocket-powered April 5 test flight of the “Unity” SpaceShipTwo (SS2) indicates the suborbital spacecraft performed as good as, or in some cases better, than model-based predictions ...

Posted on 11 April 2018 | 10:49 am | Google News

Awesome Video Shows What It Was Like to Fly Virgin Galactic's Rocket-Powered Test Flight - Space.com


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Awesome Video Shows What It Was Like to Fly Virgin Galactic's Rocket-Powered Test Flight
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MORE. Even after flying 140 different types of aircraft, the chief pilot on Virgin Galactic's successful powered-spaceship test Thursday (April 5) says being at the helm of the VSS Unity was "something else." "This is a major ... The flight of VSS ...

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Posted on 7 April 2018 | 8:22 am | Google News

Second SpaceShipTwo performs first powered test flight - SpaceNews


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Second SpaceShipTwo performs first powered test flight
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WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic's second SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle successfully performed its first powered flight April 5, the first such test flight since a fatal crash nearly three and a half years ago. The vehicle, named VSS Unity, was released ...
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Posted on 5 April 2018 | 1:51 pm | Google News

SpaceShipTwo performs glide flight in advance of powered tests - SpaceNews


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SpaceShipTwo performs glide flight in advance of powered tests
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WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic conducted its first test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle in more than five months Jan. 11 as the company prepares to begin powered test flights of the vehicle. The glide flight, conducted in the skies above ...
Virgin Galactic conducts 7th glide test of spacecraftPhys.Org
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Posted on 12 January 2018 | 5:05 am | Google News

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