SpaceShipTwo Aiming For Supersonic Feather Milestone

LOS ANGELES — Test pilots pushing Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo (SS2) toward a planned suborbital space flight in the coming months report the vehicle is rugged and stable, without any of the potential transonic flutter issues that could have bedeviled the design. Although the subsonic buildup test...

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