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Tag: Virgin Galactic

SpaceShipTwo creeps closer to the big dark.

January 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
SpaceShipTwo creeps closer to the big dark.

Virgin Galactic has completed the third rocket-powered supersonic flight of its passenger carrying reusable space vehicle, SpaceShipTwo. In command on the flight deck of SS2 for the first time under rocket power was Virgin Galactic’s Chief Pilot Dave Mackay. Mackay, along with Scaled Composites’ test pilot Mark Stucky, tested the spaceship’s Reaction Control System and […]

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SpaceShipTwo… all your planets is ours.

September 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
SpaceShipTwo… all your planets is ours.

Virgin Galactic reports that their SpaceShipTwo vessel shattered the sound barrier above the Mojave Desert in one of its final test flights before Richard Branson launches his commercial endeavor to allow DotCom billionaires to escape the Earth before the big asteroid hits. Opps, I mean near-orbital space tourism. Sorry, Richard. There’s a video here where […]

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