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Posted by: Rob Goldsmith - Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:31 pm
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Post SS2 Goes Supersonic   Posted on: Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:31 pm
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What a feeling to be in Mojave with all the team to witness Virgin Galactic go faster than the speed of sound on very first test flight

This is a momentous day and the single most important flight test to date for our Virgin Galactic program. What a feeling to be on the ground with all the team in Mojave to witness the occasion.

It marks the moment when we put together two key elements of our spaceflight system - the spacecraft and its rocket motor, which have both been tested extensively by themselves over several years - and start the phase of testing that will demonstrate our vehicle’s ability to go to space (hopefully later this year).

It is a tremendous achievement and a testament to the hard work and meticulous preparation by everyone involved.

Like our hundreds of customers from around the world, my children and I cannot wait to get on board this fantastic vehicle for our own trip to space and am delighted that today’s milestone brings that day much closer.

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Post Re: SS2 Goes Supersonic   Posted on: Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:48 pm
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Post Re: SS2 Goes Supersonic   Posted on: Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:06 pm
Video has been removed, but here is a new link at Virgin Galactic's youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pln9JKEjFks

It's about time that powered test flights are starting, "we" have been waiting for this for way too many years!



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Post Re: SS2 Goes Supersonic   Posted on: Thu May 02, 2013 11:08 am
Cheers bud
Thought people would go nuts for this news!

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