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Showing posts with label Virgin Galactic crash of 2014. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Virgin Galactic crash of 2014. Show all posts

Saturday, November 1, 2014

2014 Virgin Galactic crash


2014 Virgin Galactic crash


Article Excerpt: "... The vehicle in the accident, the VSS Enterprise, N339SS, was the sole Scaled Composites Model 339 SpaceShipTwo test vehicle.[4] It was the first of the five SpaceShipTwo craft ordered by Virgin Galactic.[5] Since October 2010, VSS Enterprise had successfully flown 20 captive flights while remaining attached to its WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft, 31 unpowered glide-to-landing tests, and three rocket-powered test flights, each of which exceeded 50,000 feet (15,000 m) and Mach 1.2. ..."


Reference: en.wikipedia.org