Virgin Galactic Makes First N.M. SpaceShipTwo Glide Flight

Credit: Virgin Galactic
LOS ANGELES—Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo (SS2) VSS Unity conducted the first unpowered gliding test flight from Spaceport America on May 1, marking another key step toward the planned start of commercial suborbital services from the New Mexico site. Piloted by Virgin Galactic’s Dave Mackay and CJ...
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