Virgin Galactic performs successful test flight of “spaceship VSS Unity

Dec

25

2016

Virgin Galactic has successfully tested its VSS Unity in the flight. Because the experiment was successful, the company is getting closer motorized flight. Which is likely to be implemented next year.

On the Twitter account of Virgin Galactic images were shown of the test flight. In a short video the spacecraft is shown gliding through the air before it lands successfully on Earth. This Virgin Galactic takes his second success in testing the VSS Unity: rather gliding was already completed successfully.

Because the gliding flights are successful, Virgin Galactic is closer to the first powered test flights. Probably the company will start here next year, though there must be carried out still some additional glide flights.

Last summer announced Virgin Galactic to begin with test flights for the VSS Unity. The vehicle’s successor must be of SpaceShipTwo, which suffered crashed more than two years. This spaceship Virgin Galactic had to offer its first commercial space flights, but the crash put an end to these plans.

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