Speedy: Virgin Galactic's SpaceShip Two flies over the Mojave Desert in California (Credit: Reuters) Posted by Frank Barrett, The Mail on Sunday Travel Editor It will soon be possible to fly from London to Sydney in a few hours on.....
Check out three ambitious companies focused on intergalactic innovation--and one expert's forecast for what's next in space. High-profile intergalactic projects such as Elon Musk's Space X and Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic have helped bring space travel (read: space commerce) to the mainstream. Show More Summary
Fresh off the heels of the first rocket-powered test flight of its passenger spaceship, owner and aspiring operator Virgin Galactic has added two pilots to its payroll, including Rick Sturckow, a former NASA astronaut, the company announced...Show More Summary
Sir Richard Branson and his Virgin Galactic crew will soon have a new neighbor at Spaceport America, as SpaceX has just signed a three-year lease to the facility. Central to the agreement, SpaceX will move its Grasshopper reusable rocket...Show More Summary
With a rocket-powered test flight, the billionaire's space transportation company moves closer to its goal of shuttling tourists into space by 2014.
Virgin Galactic’s first rocket powered test flight proves to be an immense success. The SpaceShipTwo was released from its carrier aircraft at 47,000 feet and reached 55,000 feet while shooting forwards and upwards at Mach 1.2. Read the rest of the story at: Mach 1.2: Virgin Galactic
It's been a particularly good week for Sir Richard Branson. SpaceShipTwo, Virgin Galactic's sub-orbital peoplecarrier broke the sound barrier for the first time, and Virgin America began service into San Jose, California. Sir Richard...Show More Summary
Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic - the world’s first commercial spaceline - just announced that its SpaceShipTwo (SS2) successfully conducted its first rocket-powered flight. The test, which saw the rocket-powered spacecraft break the sound barrier,
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In October 2004, Burt Rutan’s Scaled Composites claimed the $10 million Ansari X Prize when their spacecraft SpaceShipOne achieved suborbital flight—the first private organization to do so. Now, eight and a half years later, the commercial...Show More Summary
Virgin Galactic, a space tourism company within Virgin Group, launched a spaceship into sub-orbit on Monday. They've been trying to design a commercial aircraft capable of launching tourists into space since 2004. The spaceship, called SpaceShip Two, completed its first powered flight over the Mojave Desert on Monday. Show More Summary
It's been six long years since world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking got a taste of weightlessness during a zero-G airplane flight from NASA's Kennedy Space Center — but he still wants to feel the real deal aboard Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane. The 71-ye …
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...