Moderators: richierich, ua900, PanAm_DC10, hOMSaR

Topic Author
Posts: 5813
Joined: Fri May 21, 2004 7:13 am

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.

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.
wheat and dairy can screw up your brain
Posts: 2177
Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2004 3:01 pm

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.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: m007j and 11 guests

Popular Searches On

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos