Space Tourism Closer to Reality After Second Virgin Galactic Test Flight

Space tourism is one step closer to becoming a reality as Virgin Galactic successfully completed the second supersonic test of its SpaceShipTwo (SS2) vehicle over the Mojave Desert in California this week.

The flight “demonstrated the vehicle’s full technical mission profile in a single flight for the first time, including a high altitude deployment of the unique wing ‘feathering’ re-entry mechanism,” according to a statement from the company.

Virgin Galactic said the flight achieved the …

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