Virgin Galactic completes transonic glide test

Virgin Galactic's passenger-carrying spaceship VSS Unity has completed its seventh unpowered glider test flight. On September 11, test pilots Mark "Forger" Stucky and Michael "Sooch" Masucci ran the craft through a series of maneuvers over Mojave, California during which it reached a transonic velocity of Mach 0.9 (690 mph, 600 knots, 1,111 km/h) – almost the highest it can attain without an engine... Continue Reading Virgin Galactic completes transonic glide test Category: Space Tags: SpaceShipTwo Virgin Galactic Related Articles: Virgin tests space plane's "feather" re-entry system Virgin Galactic airborne after two year hiatus Virgin Galactic awarded operator license for SpaceShipTwo Human error and inadequate training blamed for SpaceShipTwo crash Virgin Galactic unveils new SpaceShipTwo, VSS Uni

Virgin Galactic completes transonic glide test

Virgin Galactic's passenger-carrying spaceship VSS Unity has completed its seventh unpowered glider test flight. On September 11, test pilots Mark "Forger" Stucky and Michael "Sooch" ...

Sat 13 Jan 18 from Gizmag

Virgin Galactic conducts 7th glide test of spacecraft

Virgin Galactic says the latest glide test of its space tourism rocket plane was a success, nearly reaching the speed of sound high over California.

Fri 12 Jan 18 from Phys.org

Virgin Galactic set to send tourists into space THIS YEAR

Virgin Galactic's latest glide test saw VSS Unity sent up from California's Mojave Air and Space Port attached to a twin-fuselage White Knight carrier airplane.

Fri 12 Jan 18 from Daily Mail

Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity Soars on 7th Glide Flight (Photo)

The spacecraft completed its seventh unpowered "glide flight" today (Jan. 11) over Mojave, California, Virgin Galactic representatives said.

Thu 11 Jan 18 from SPACE.com

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo is almost ready for powered tests

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo might be best known for its horrific crash in 2014, which killed one of its pilots, but the company has slowly been coming back from that setback. ...

Thu 11 Jan 18 from Engadget

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