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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

First proven on Space Ship

The latest version of our flight showreel shows highlights from recent flight testing of Virgin Galactic's privately-built suborbital spaceship, SpaceshipTwo. The video also includes footage of rocket motor testing, our WhiteKnightTwo carrier plane, and our founder, Sir Richard Branson.
Based off the $10million X PRIZE winning SpaceShipOne, which successfully carried humans into space in 2004, the SpaceShipTwo system is currently undergoing testing in Mojave, California, USA, and will soon begin carrying astronauts into space from Spaceport America in New Mexico, USA.
The video includes footage from the first in-flight test of our 'feathering' system--a unique design, first proven on SpaceShipOne--which allows for safe and gentle re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere.
By virgingalactic on Feb 9, 2012