Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Ignites its Rocket

For the first time, Virgin Galactic tested SpaceShipTwo's  rocket motor, and doing so in mid-flight
driving the ship super-sonic!  SS-2 reached a speed of mach 1.2 and climbed apx to 56,000 feet. in altitude.

This puts Virgin another step closer to commercial passenger flights into space.  Girgin Galactic now hopes to make its' first passenger flight in 2014.  Industry experts however say that they would not be at all surprised if the 2014 date proves to be too ambitious and also 

For the complete LA Times article, log here

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