Virgin Galactic Edges Nearer To Rocket-Powered Flight

Credit: Virgin Galactic
LOS ANGELES—Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo (SS2) “Unity” is closing in on the start of rocket-powered flight tests after completing a gliding sortie on Aug. 4 with every element of the propulsion system on board apart from the fuel grain for the rocket motor. Carried aloft by the company’s...
Guy Norris

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

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