According to Virgin, the six-hour flight went off without a hitch as the crews tested onboard systems and collected flight data. Of course, we'll be seriously impressed when Virgin finally turns Enterprise loose on its first glide, but no hard date has been set for that milestone flight. However, there have been a handful of test flights over the last month culminating with last week's crewed dress rehearsal, so a full-on test glide – and in turn a new era of civilian space flight – may not be so very far away.
Finally! Now we are getting somewhere!
Does this mean it's still Virgin? :)
i gues when space travel bep and routine theyll be incorporated as dirty whore galactic
I have to admit, that is a pretty sexy looking design. There is true potential for this craft and for innovative trips.
This small island of engineering hope, that we can still do and make things, is an inspiration that we have not lost our ability to create technical marvels.
Despite the best efforts of lawyers, environmentalists, politicians, and ignorance, we may actually see innovation efforts that inspire and awe.
Why do you need 3 cockpits for a 2 man crew?
Whats the price for a flight?
lovin the name
enterprise wonder where the idea to name a spaceship that came from
@dontcallmechief. SpaceShipTwo only has one cockpit. Your looking at the other two cockpits belonging to the mothership that carries it up there, WhiteKnightTwo. I'm surprised they didn't have any footage of it docking and undocking.
Oh, I see now. This is an old article.