Virgin Galactic Local Sheriff Investigating Crash

Virgin Galactic Local Sheriff Investigating Crash

The sheriff’s office of Kern County, California has released information regarding the anomaly that led to the crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo on Friday, October 31. Although wreckage from the aircraft was initially located over a large, several mile area northeast of the town of Mojave, Kern County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) spokesman Ray Pruitt said today that more pieces from the spacecraft […]

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Spaceplane Reaches Greatest Altitude

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Spaceplane Reaches Greatest Altitude

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic – a company aimed at delivering suborbital spaceflights to wannabe space tourists – recently flew their reusable SpaceShipTwo spaceplane to its highest altitude yet, reaching 71,000 feet and a top speed of Mach 1.4. The test flight was performed on Jan. 10, 2014, with the air-launched spaceplane blasting through the sound […]

SpaceShipTwo Exceeds Expectations for Virgin Galactic

SpaceShipTwo Exceeds Expectations for Virgin Galactic

SpaceShipTwo exceeds expectations for Virgin Galactic when it comes to super-sonic flight and altitude capabilities. Planned to take tourists to the edges of space in 2014, the Virgin Galactic built craft was lifted to 46,000 feet by carrier craft WhiteKnightTwo. Upon reaching this altitude SS2 was dropped, leaving it to fly to 71,000 feet purely […]