Virgin Galactic has announced that their VSS Enterprise has made its first ‘feathered’ flight, which is the VSS Enterprise’s unique reentry ‘feather’ configuration, and this is the third test flight in the last couple of weeks, and according to Virgin Galactic the latest one marks a new milestones the way to powered test flight and commercial flights.
This latest flight saw a 6:43AM (local) runway take off for VSS Enterprise, attached to its WhiteKnightTwo (WK2) carrier aircraft, VMS Eve. At the controls of the of the spaceship were Scaled Composites’ test pilots Pete Siebold and Clint Nichols whilst Mark Stucky, Brian Maisler and Brandon Inks crewed the purpose built, all composite, twin fuselage WK2.
Head on over to Virgin Galactic for lots more details on their latest space flight, I wonder how long it will be before we are able to buy a ticket, although I suspect the majority of us wont be able to afford one.
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