Friday, 6 September 2013

SpaceShipTwo sets new altitude, speed record

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo (SS2) broke its own speed and altitude records on Thursday as it successfully completed its second rocket-powered, supersonic flight. At 8:00 AM PDT, SS2 took off slung beneath the WhiteKnightTwo (WK2) carrier aircraft from Virgin Galactic’s Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California. According to the company, the tourism spacecraft went through its full technical mission profile in a single flight for the first time, including the deployment of its “feathering” re-entry mechanism at high altitude. .. Continue Reading SpaceShipTwo sets new altitude, speed record

Section: Space

Tags: Record-breaking, Rocket, Sir Richard Branson, Spacecraft, SpaceShipTwo, Tourism,Virgin Galactic

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