Monday, March 22, 2010

Virgin Galactic Tests SpaceShipTwo

MOJAVE SPACEPORT - Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic began initial testing today of the VSS Enterprise (center) as carried by the propeller jet powered WhiteKnightTwo. The Enterprise is a SpaceShipTwo class space plane built by Scaled Composites, winners of the 2004 X-Prize for a reusable space plane, SpaceShipOne.

More pictures at Gizmodo.

As there has been no date specified for the first commercial flight, I assume testing will continue until they are sure the plane is absolutely safe for their first customers, as their entire business hinges on it.

Good luck, guys.

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