Virgin Galactic’s plan to introduce the world’s first space tourism service has moved into a new phase with the March 22 start of captive-carry test flights of the Scaled Composites-built SpaceShipTwo (SS2) from Mojave Air and Space Port in California. The six-passenger vehicle, named VSS Enterprise, was carried beneath the 140-ft.-span wing of the four-engine WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft for a 2-hr., 54-min. test flight that reached a maximum altitude of 45,000 ft. The flight marks the ...

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