Virgin Galactic debuts the subsequent SpaceShipTwo on February nineteenth
Virgin Galactic is nonetheless reeling from the tragic lack of a crew member in its 2014 SpaceShipTwo crash, nevertheless it’s almost able to soldier on. The personal spaceflight pioneer is rolling out and naming the second model of SpaceShipTwo on February nineteenth, roughly 15 months following the accident. The brand new machine is essentially just like its predecessor, nevertheless it displays the teachings discovered from its predecessor: it has security measures that ought to forestall the tail booms from extending prematurely and throwing the craft uncontrolled.
The occasion could also be comparatively star-studded. Virgin chief Richard Branson has invited Stephen Hawking to the occasion, and he is even providing a free journey (when service begins in earnest) to the famed scientist if his well being permits. There are a number of “ifs” concerned right here, however the firm is clearly bent on repairing its bruised status.