Virgin Galactic donates historic rocket motor to Smithsonian

The motor that powered Virgin Galactic's VSS unity into space has been donated to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. In a formal ceremony on Thursday, the hybrid rocket motor built by The Spaceship Company (TSC) for the spaceplane was transferred to the museum by Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson, where it will be exhibited as part of its new "Future of Spaceflight" commercial space flight gallery... Continue Reading Virgin Galactic donates historic rocket motor to Smithsonian Category: Space Tags: Smithsonian Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic donates historic rocket motor to Smithsonian

The motor that powered Virgin Galactic's VSS unity into space has been donated to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. In a formal ceremony on Thursday, ...

Sat 9 Feb 19 from Gizmag

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Mon 11 Feb 19 from CNET

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The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum has acquired a new out-of-this-world artifact. Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company (TSC), last week donated ...

Mon 11 Feb 19 from Geek.com

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You might see a piece of private spaceflight history on display when you visit Washington, DC in the future. Virgin Galactic has donated SpaceShipTwo's (VSS Unity) historic rocket ...

Sun 10 Feb 19 from Engadget

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