virgin galactic

  1. AlphaAtlas

    Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Reaches Space

    Following a deadly crash back in 2014, Virgin Galactic has been reworking and retesting their plane-based launch platform for the past few years. The company completed their second supersonic flight earlier this year, and according to Twitter, SpaceShipTwo made it all the way to space in a test...
  2. DooKey

    Into the Mesosphere at Mach 2.4

    Virgin Galactic is recovering nicely after their fatal accident back in 2014. Yesterday they launched their VSS Unity spacecraft to an altitude of 170,800 feet and reached a speed of Mach 2.47. This flight was the third powered flight since the accident and they've been steadily increasing...
  3. DooKey

    Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Completes Powered Test Flight

    Virgin Galactic is back to flying powered spacecraft again after a fatal crash of their first ship in 2014. This flight was launched from high-altitude from the mothership and it reached a top speed of Mach 1.6. The final altitude of the craft wasn't released, but the fact that it successfully...