Virgin Galactic Readies Second SpaceShipTwo For Ground Tests

Credit: Virgin Galactic/Mark Greenberg
MOJAVE—Virgin Galactic says dramatic improvements to the SpaceShipTwo (SS2) hybrid rocket motor will significantly shorten the test flight program for the company’s new sub-orbital vehicle, which was unveiled on Feb. 19 at Mojave, Calif. The new SS2 will begin captive carriage flight tests beneath...

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