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Virgin Galactic sneaks in a SpaceShipTwo test to cap off 2016

GeekWire - Dec 23, 2016
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo craft, VSS Unity, took its second free-flying test run today, closing off a rebuilding year for the space venture.

SpaceShipTwo completes second successful glide

Las Cruces Sun-News - Dec 31, 2016
Virgin Galactic successfully conducted a second glide flight of SpaceShipTwo at their Mojave test facility, according to a news release from Spaceport America. SpaceShipTwo, named VSS Unity, and its carrier aircraft, WhiteKnightTwo, took off from the ...

Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity SpaceShipTwo Successfully Lands after First Free-Flying Test Glide

Mobile Magazine - Dec 30, 2016
VSS Unity, the second SpaceShipTwo rocket plane of Virgin Galactic, just passed a significant milestone. It went for a casual flight in the sky on Saturday, though this was just a test glide, as the rockets' engines were not fired up. The ship's ...

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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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    Waiting for Launch: A Decade of Suborbital Spaceflight Dreams

    by: Jeff Foust
    On June 21, 2004, SpaceShipOne made history by becoming the first privately-developed human spacecraft to fly in space. That flight, and two that followed in the fall of 2004 that captured the $10-million Ansari X Prize, appeared to open a door to a new era of space tourism and commercial spaceflight.

    Since those flights a decade ago, though, no other vehicle has performed the same feat. While Virgin Galactic is developing SpaceShipOne’s successor, SpaceShipTwo, that program has suffered years of delays.
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    SpaceShipTwo 'Unity' Flies Solo For First Time | Video

    The Virgin Galactic suborbital vehicle entered its second phase of testing on Dec. 3, 2016. It was released from its WhiteKnightTwo mothership and glided back ...

    SpaceShipTwo - Wonderful Raw Footage of 3rd Powered Flight 2014

    2014 should be the year that Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo (SS2) brings passengers on suborbital space flights, and the company started off the year by ...

    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 ...

    SpaceShipTwo -- First Rocket-Powered, Supersonic Test Flight [HD]

    Footage of SS2 going supersonic for the first time.

    Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Animation

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