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Virgin Galactic's 2nd Powered Test Flight

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:56 PM


Virgin Galactic's Second Rocket Powered Test Flight

Virgin Galactic flexes SpaceShipTwo's unique feather mechanism in second supersonic flight.


Source: Virgin Galactic - YouTube Channel

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 08:20 PM

All eyes will be upon this Dream ! Cant wait !

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 09:18 PM


Virgin Galactic's Second Rocket Powered Flight Tail Footage

Footage from the tail camera onboard SpaceShipTwo during Virgin Galactic's Second Rocket Powered Test Flight.


Source: Virgin Galactic - YouTube Channel

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:11 AM

Inches closer and closer. I would love to take a ride.

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 02:29 PM

View PostWaspie_Dwarf, on 06 September 2013 - 09:18 PM, said:


Virgin Galactic's Second Rocket Powered Flight Tail Footage

Footage from the tail camera onboard SpaceShipTwo during Virgin Galactic's Second Rocket Powered Test Flight.


Source: Virgin Galactic - YouTube Channel


Wow, amazing!

It's interesting to see the smoke trail visible on the right of the video, left by the SpaceShipTwo: you can see from where it bursted till where it arrived at the top point, and then redescended


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 05:43 PM

Sweet!

Does it "gilde" to a landing, or is it a "power-assisted" landing?

Sorry, haven't kept up with the articles to know.


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 05:55 PM

View Postpallidin, on 07 September 2013 - 05:43 PM, said:

Sweet!

Does it "gilde" to a landing, or is it a "power-assisted" landing?

Sorry, haven't kept up with the articles to know.
After an initial burst from it's engine it glides all the way down. I envy our grand children and great grand children who will see this as a primitive curiosity, I hope...


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 10:24 PM

View PostKaa-Tzik, on 07 September 2013 - 05:55 PM, said:

After an initial burst from it's engine it glides all the way down. I envy our grand children and great grand children who will see this as a primitive curiosity, I hope...

Key word: Hope.

This was really neat to watch.. Definitely sharing.

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 12:52 AM

WhiteKnight is quite impressive too; carrying Spaceship Two to a height above that of commercial airliners is no trivial endeavor.


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Posted 08 September 2013 - 08:47 AM

Glad he is continuing with this project.

I feared it would get mothballed like the Virgin Oceanic.


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Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:19 PM


"I can't wait to get up there!" Virgin Galactic's Second Rocket Powered Test Flight

Sir Richard Branson's thoughts on SpaceShipTwo's second rocket powered test flight. Telescope footage by MarsScientific.com and Clay Center Observatory.


Source: Virgin Galactic - YouTube Channel

"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." - The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 11:56 PM

I wonder if people will have to sign a paper stating that they (passengers) will not talk about what they see. There are a lot of huge craft out there.


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Posted 18 September 2013 - 01:17 AM

Reach  I say,Make it So the Good Capt, has said ! Bravo Sir Branson ! :tu:

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