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Virgin Galactic unveiled a new model of its SpaceShip Two spaceplane on 19 February. The private space tourism firms second spacecraft model has been bestowed the name VSS Unity. The VSS Unity has been designed to eventually replace the space ...
Virgin Galactic receives FAA license for SpaceShipTwo tests
The license, dated July 29, covers test flights of SpaceShipTwo from the Mojave Air and Space Port in California over a two-year period. On those tests, SpaceShipTwo is carried aloft by its carrier aircraft, WhiteKnightTwo, from which it is released ...
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo earns operator license
Virgin Galactic also reports that it has conducted a taxi test with SpaceShipTwo (VSS Unity) and its Range Rover Autobiography, provided by Virgin Galactic's automotive partner Land Rover. This test is an important step towards the flight test program.
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Virgin Galactic: The First Ten Years
by: Erik Seedhouse
Thirty years ago when Sir Richard Branson called up Boeing and asked if they had a spare 747, few would have predicted the brash entrepreneur would so radically transform the placid business of air travel. But today, Branson flies airlines on six continents, employs hundreds of jets and, in 2014, was predicting that his spaceship company – Virgin Galactic – would soon open the space frontier to commercial astronauts, payload specialists, scientists and space tourists. With more than 600 seats sold at $250,000 each, what started off as a dream to send people just for the excitement to look back and marvel at Earth, was on the cusp of finally being turned into a business.
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Rocketing Into the Future: The History and Technology of Rocket Planes
by: Michel van Pelt
This book describes the technology, history, and future of rocket planes. Michel van Pelt journies into this exciting world, examining the exotic concepts and actual flying vehicles that have been devised over the last hundred years. He recounts the history of rocket airplanes, from the early pioneers who attached simple rockets onto their wooden glider airplanes to the modern world of high-tech research vehicles. The author visits museums where rare examples of early rocket planes are kept and modern laboratories where future spaceplanes are being developed.
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SpaceShipTwo - Catastrophic Failure Moment | Video
The NTSB has released video showing several angles of the doomed SpaceShipTwo flight, from initial separation from the White Knight carrier aircraft to the ...
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Footage of SS2 going supersonic for the first time.
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Footage from the tail camera onboard SpaceShipTwo during Virgin Galactic's Second Rocket Powered Test Flight.
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http://www.undergroundworldnews.com Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space plane crashed during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert this afternoon, ...