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Virgin Galactic SS2 First Test Flight Success  
User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6817 posts, RR: 11
Posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3112 times:

It seems that the first steps in Virgin Galactic space tourism have passed successfully with the rocket powered Space Ship 2 making its first successful powered flight earlier today.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22344398


It was only a short burn lasting about 16 seconds, but propelled SS2 beyond the sound barrier to a speed of Mach 1.2. Future outings should see progressively longer burn durations, enabling the plane eventually to reach sufficient velocity to climb more than 100km into the sky.



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User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2116 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2997 times:

Great news, wishing them the best of luck thru the entire endeavor.


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