Yesterday afternoon, Virgin Galactic successfully completed the second rocket-powered test flight of its SpaceShipTwo spacecraft. Here now is the footage from the test flight – as shot from the SS2's engine. Read more...
Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo (SS2) broke its own speed and altitude records on Thursday as it successfully completed its second rocket-powered, supersonic flight. At 8:00 AM PDT, SS2 took off slung beneath the WhiteKnightTwo (WK2) carrier aircraft from Virgin Galactic’s Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California. Show More Summary
We're a sucker for anything that puts us in the cockpit of an exciting flight, and Virgin Galactic has kindly obliged.
We’ve been suckers for space travel around here for a long time. My secret goal is to one day make enough money to afford a ticket aboard Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two. Unfortunately,…
(MOJAVE, Calif.) — Virgin Galactic says it successfully conducted a second rocket-powered, supersonic test flight of the passenger spaceship it is developing. The craft dubbed SpaceShipTwo reached an altitude of 69,000 feet over California’s...Show More Summary
This is what a Virgin Galactic supersonic flight with the SpaceShipTwo looks like, up close and personal. It's not quite space, but it's still damn gorgeous to watch. Read more...
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo underwent its second successful rocket-powered test flight yesterday, demonstrating its "wing-feathering" capabilities for the first time. In a video announcement released soon thereafter, Virgin CEO Richard Branson stated the company is "on track for a 2014 start of commercial service." Rich space-enthusiasts, rejoice! Read more...
Virgin Galactic has taken another big step towards the first commercial space flights for tourists, after breaking more records with its latest powered test. Virgin's SpaceShipTwo completed its second rocket test flight on Thursday,Show More Summary
Earlier this year in April, billionaire Richard Branson’s upcoming commercial spacecraft, SpaceShipTwo, managed to achieve its first rocket powered flight, and earlier today, it managed to achieve a successful test flight again, rocketing over the skies of California after being dropped from its carrier plane. Show More Summary
Virgin Galactic's commercial spacecraft SpaceShipTwo cruising to 69,000 feet and a top speed of more than 1,000 mph, or Mach 1.43. (Credit: MarsScientific.com/Clay Center Observatory. ) We're one step closer to being able to cruise at...Show More Summary
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo might not have the flashiest name, but a lack of nominal originality didn't stop it from completing its second test flight today at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California. Back in April, SpaceShipTwo's...Show More Summary
British billionaire Richard Branson's commercial space venture Virgin Galactic took one step closer to carrying tourists into space with its latest supersonic test flight.
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo completed its second powered flight this morning, flying faster and higher than any previous flights. It's been nearly three years since SpaceShipTwo's first glide flight, an indication of the challenges of developing a space vehicle that is...
The Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Macintosh; the Virgin Galactic Space Plane; the AK-47 Kalashnikov-series assault rifle; the floppy disk: When CNN asked the world's best industrial designers to choose the most iconic industrial designs created over the past century these were some of the answers they gave. Show More Summary
More milestones in the private space race have been hit in the last week, as SpaceX shows off again, Sierra Nevada performs some important -- if pedestrian -- testing of its new lifting body spacecraft, and Virgin Galactic signs up....
If you want to go to space, you can go to NASA and apply to be an astronaut. Or you can be a millionaire and sign up for the first voyage on Virgin Galactic, set for its first flight this year. Or you could join 80,000 other people in...Show More Summary
"Fox's Socks, a story in which a fox loses his socks and must hunt for them," writes Dave, "Play.com thinks I may have actually been looking for something a little more...gruesome." Stephan Meyn wrote, "Virgin Galactic may be working...Show More Summary
It's crazy to think that Spaceport America, the middle-of-nowhere New Mexico base for Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, has already been open for just over two years. We may not yet have regular flights to space, but while that day grows nearer the public is very welcome to come have a look around. Show More Summary
PayPal announced "PayPal Galactic" today. It's no less than a way to pay for things while you're in outer space. And no, it's not a joke. Companies like Virgin and SpaceX are making space tourism a very real and viable thing. And futurists...Show More Summary
Soon you won’t need to be an astronaut to take a trip into space — but you'll still need a way to pay for things. The first Virgin Galactic consumer space flight is set to blast off this Christmas, and the first space hotel, createdShow More Summary