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Virgin Galactic SS2 First Test Flight Success

Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:56 pm

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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RE: Virgin Galactic SS2 First Test Flight Success

Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:35 pm

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