Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo completes maiden flight (now with video!)
Virgin Galactic’s VSS Enterprise suborbital plane made its first captive carry check flight yesterday in Mojave, California. As proven within the above photograph (courtesy of Mark Greenberg), the craft remained hooked up to the VMS Eve mothership for the whole thing of its 2 hour and fifty four minute flight, reaching an altitude of forty five,000 ft within the course of. If all goes based on plan, the spacecraft — which we first peeped in December — will begin business operations late subsequent yr. Appears like it is time to begin saving up these Velocity Factors, youngsters! Within the meantime, take a look at CNET’s gallery of photographs from the flight by hitting that ever lovin’ supply hyperlink.
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