Sunday, April 24, 2011

Private spaceship passes 14 minute glide test


SpaceShipTwo makes its longest test flight yet.



Virgin Galactic's privately built spaceship soared through its longest flight yet during a drop test over California's Mojave Desert on Friday.

The suborbital Virgin Galactic spacecraft, called SpaceShipTwo, maneuvered through the skies over the Mojave Air and Space Port during the milestone test. The Mojave-based aerospace company Scaled Composites is overseeing construction and flight testing of SpaceShipTwo and its WhiteKnightTwo carrier plane for Virgin Galactic.

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