Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic made history Monday, announcing that its SpaceShipTwo (SS2) space vehicle has successfully completed its first supersonic, rocket-powered test flight. At 7:02 a.m. local time, SS2's mothership --...Show More Summary
A test flight suggests the space tourism company will soon be ready to get off the ground.
Civilian space travel got one step closer yesterday as the first private spaceship designed for space tourism fired its rockets for a few seconds and broke the sound barrier. Mashable writes: Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space plane fired its rocket engines...
Virgin Galactic's promise of space tourism creep closer with a rocket-powered flight test
California test reaches Mach 1.2 as engines fire for 16 seconds before gliding back to the ground.
Taking another step toward space travel for all, Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo lit its engine Monday, breaking the sound barrier high above California's Mojave Air and Space port with billionaire Richard Branson on hand for the event. "Today was the most significant day in the program," Branson told NBC News. Show More Summary
We were all raving about the amazing prospect of being able to travel through space, thanks to the mighty and thoughtful Sir Richard Branson. The spaceship, known as SpaceShipTwo or SS2 made its maiden powered flight, finally. It was dropped …. Virgin Galactic SS2 Space Tourism spacecraft makes first powered flight is a post from.
We are on our way to becoming ETs to someone else. Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo makes history with 1st rocket-powered flight MOJAVE, Calif. – A private spaceship designed to carry space tourists made its first rocket-powered test flight...
Spaceship 2 under Rocket Power as seen through the Telescope at the Clay Center Observatory – Photo: MarsScientific.com and Clay Center Observatory At approximately 7:47am MDT on the 29th April, the future of space tourism became one step closer to reality. Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two (SS2) fired its rocket motor and after a 16 second [...]
Virgin Galactic, the space-tourism business launched by ruddy cartoon businessman Richard Branson, pulled off its first successful rocket-powered flight yesterday, bringing the world one step closer to a future in which rich people can go to space, for a little while. Read more...
In case you missed it earlier today, Virgin Galactic successfully performed its first rocket-powered test flight of the SpaceShipTwo. In other words, space tourism is nigh. More »
Virgin Galactic's passenger spacecraft has completed its first rocket-powered flight in a trial run described as historic by Sir Richard Branson.SpaceShipTwo flew above California's Mojave Desert at an altitude of 56,000ft after being...Show More Summary
It may have only been a small push for a rocket rider on the doorway to space, but Virgin Galactic’s brief transonic powered flight brings the start of the age of mass commercial space flight much closer. Possibly as close as early next year, if everything goes well with the meticulously planned and tested progression [...]
Virgin Galactic successfully paired up its SpaceShip2 spacecraft with a special rocket engine for its first flight as a unit. It goes fast.
Virgin Galactic gets closer to letting you buy your way into space.
Today Is Virgin Galactic’s First Rocket-Powered Test Flight Check out the amazing images. Samsung Galaxy Tab 3: Oh, Another One? It looks like a Galaxy Note. And the Galaxy Tab 2. And the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. How Long Should You Spend...Show More Summary
We're one step closer to space tourism, as Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo made history today: The private spaceship, designed for future commercial flights, successfully completed its first rocket-powered test flight, Space.com reports. The WhiteKnightTwo mothership carried the spaceship into the air, released it at 46,000 feet, and then SpaceShipTwo...
Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo flew under rocket power for the first time today over California’s Mojave desert, but cautiously.