Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Rocket-Powered Test Exceeds Expectations

Credit: SpaceShipTwo: Virgin Galactic
Early analysis of Virgin Galactic’s initial rocket-powered April 5 test flight of the “Unity” SpaceShipTwo (SS2) indicates the suborbital spacecraft performed as well as, or in some cases better, than model-based predictions, potentially paving the way toward full-duration rocket flights within a...
Guy Norris

Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, covering technology and propulsion. He is based in Colorado Springs.

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