Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo (SS2) reached another goal this week prior to commercial space flights beginning later this year.
SS2 successfully completed a third rocket-powered supersonic flight test this week.
The SS2 is carried high into the atmosphere by the WhiteKnightTwo (WK2) craft and then launched into orbit. The return trip is a long glide back to the spaceport in New Mexico.
I just wonder who is going to be the first to ride SS2?
– Ex astris, scientia –
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