SpaceShipTwo Takes First Flight From Spaceport America

SpaceShipTwo Takes First Flight From Spaceport America

Virgin Galactic directed the first test run of SpaceShipTwo from its New Mexico spaceport May 1 as the organization edges nearer to at long last starting business trips of the suborbital spaceplane.

The organization’s WhiteKnightTwo airplane, with the VSS Unity SpaceShipTwo, joined to it, took off in no time before 11 a.m. Eastern from Spaceport America in southern New Mexico. Subsequent to arriving at an arranged height of around 15,000 meters, WhiteKnightTwo launched SpaceShipTwo, which coasted back to the runway at the spaceport.

While SpaceShipTwo has performed many coast flights, all recently occurred from Mojave Air and Space Port in California. Pilots Dave Mackay and CJ Sturckow performed moves during the coast test to look at the vehicle’s performance against prior tests. They and the remainder of the flight group additionally used the trip to acquaint themselves with activities in the New Mexico airspace.

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Claude Denni was born and raised in San Jose. Claude has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Daily Democrat here in Californiar and NPR. As a journalist for Coastal Morning Star, Claude covers national and international developments.

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