Virgin Galactic spaceplane completes rocket-powered flight (1)

Virgin Galactic spaceplane completes rocket-powered flight

Virgin Galactic spaceplane completes rocket-powered flight

April 12, 2018

Virgin Galactic spaceplane completes rocket-powered flight

Virgin Galactic‘s Unity spaceplane completes first supersonic, rocket-powered flight in Mojave, California.

Virgin Galactic tweeted after the successful test. ‘Another great test flight, another step closer to being NMReady.’



Virgin Galactic spaceplane completes rocket-powered flight (3)

The VSS Unity reaching speeds of 1,220 miles per hour.

It’s the first powered flight of Virgin Galactic’s new spaceplane since the 2014 disaster, in which a pilot was killed and a co-pilot severely injured.

Virgin Galactic spaceplane completes rocket-powered flight (2)

source Virgin Galactic



 

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