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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo takes a step closer to space

SpaceNews - 26 Jul 2018
WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic's second SpaceShipTwo set new speed and altitude records on its third powered test flight July 26, bringing the suborbital vehicle one step closer to reaching space. The vehicle, named VSS Unity, separated from its ...

Virgin Galactic's Rocket Man

The New Yorker - 13 Aug 2018
Stucky had piloted SpaceShipTwo on two dozen previous test flights, including three of the four times that it had fired its rocket booster, which was necessary to propel it into space. On October 31, 2014, he watched the fourth such flight from mission ...

SpaceShipTwo Reaches Mesosphere In 3rd Powered Flight

Aviation Week - 26 Jul 2018
SAN FRANCISCO—A pair of Virgin Galactic pilots fired up the hybrid rocket engine on Unity, the leader of a planned fleet of air-launched SpaceShipTwo (SS2) suborbital vehicles, for a third powered flight test on July 26, reaching a speed of Mach 2.47 ...

Le SpaceShipTwo un peu plus près des étoiles

Air & Cosmos - 30 Jul 2018
Pour la troisième fois en moins de quatre mois, l'avion-fusée SpaceShipTwo (VSS Unity) de Virgin Galactic, la société pour le tourisme spatial créée en 2004 par Richard Branson, a réussi un vol propulsé et supersonique au-dessus du désert de Mojave ...

Second SpaceShipTwo performs first powered test flight

SpaceNews - 05 Apr 2018
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 ...

SpaceShipTwo performs glide flight in advance of powered tests

SpaceNews - 12 Jan 2018
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 ...

New Speed, Altitude Records For SpaceShipTwo

Aviation Week - 29 May 2018
LOS ANGELES—Virgin Galactic is expected to begin test plans for a longer duration rocket-powered flight of its SpaceShipTwo (SS2) VSS Unity suborbital spaceplane after achieving new speed and altitude records while evaluating the vehicle's supersonic ...

Colorado airport receives FAA spaceport license

SpaceNews - 21 Aug 2018
Air-launch systems that use a carrier aircraft to release a rocket-powered vehicle, like Virgin Galactic's WhiteKnightTwo/SpaceShipTwo system, are known as Concept Z vehicles at the FAA, and were not included in the environmental assessment developed ...

Virgin Galactic Aims to Fly SpaceShipTwo to Space This Year

Popular Mechanics - 13 Oct 2017
Virgin Galactic has been making steady progress flight testing its new SpaceShipTwo, the VSS Unity. The Unity has now conducted six air-launched glide tests after being dropped from the larger mothership, WhiteKnightTwo, from about 50,000 feet.

SpaceShipTwo conducts successful test flight

SpaceFlight Insider - 13 Jan 2018
SpaceShipTwo conducts successful test flight. Paul Knightly. January 13th, 2018. Share Share Share Reddit Tweet. Photo of VSS Unity during is seventh glide flight on January 11, 2018. Photo Credit: Virgin Galactic. Virgin Galactic conducted a ...

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