It carried the VSS Unity spacecraft, which on its fourth powered flight, sought to make the company's highest and fastest flight ever. It succeeded. With Mark "Forger" Stucky and C.
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Facebook Twitter Email. CNN — The race to put tourists into space seems to be a glacially slow one most of the time, and then BOOM -- it suddenly takes a supersonic leap forward. That's the case with Richard Branson's long-delayed Virgin Galactic project, which on Thursday completed rocket-powered test flight at 2.
By New Scientist staff and Press Association. Virgin Galactic is to become the first publicly traded company for human space travel after it announced a merger with a major investment group. The company is owned by Richard Branson and plans to offer multi-day trips to space.
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, has broken several records during its second flight into space, as well carrying three crew for the first time. The supersonic, rocket-powered space flight over Mojave, California, carried two test pilots and a mission specialist in reaching an altitude offt 89, m and a top speed of Mach 3. The spaceplane was lifted into the air while linked to the twin-hulled mothership before being dropped and firing its hybrid rocket motor, sending Chief Pilot Dave Mackay, co-pilot Michael "Sooch" Masucci, and Virgin Galactic Chief Astronaut Instructor Beth Moses on a suborbital trajectory.
Mark Stucky and C. Stucky, the lead test pilot at Virgin Galactic, was expecting to fulfill a lifelong dream—flying a rocket ship into space—the next morning, but he was trying not to make more of it than necessary. And so, after he put up the blinds, he drove home, had an early dinner, soaked in his hot tub, and was asleep by eight.
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The spaceflight company, which aims to start launching paying customers to suborbital space in the near future, declared its "Gateway to Space" building here operational yesterday Aug. During a media event, Virgin Galactic showed off the completed interiors of the structure's first and second floors, which house communal social areas and the spaceflight-operations sector, respectively. The third floor, which will harbor an astronaut lounge, should be done in the next few months, company representatives said.