VSS Unity Sets on its First Rocket-Powered Flight

Virgin Galactic conducted the first rocket-powered flight of the VSS Unity, its latest SpaceShipTwo spaceplane. Unity hit a speed of Mach 1.87 during the flight, breaking the sound barrier for the very first time. WhiteKnightTwo carried the Unity up to an altitude of 46,500′ and dropped SpaceShipTwo, which is powered by a hybrid rocket engine. The […]

Virgin Galactic Launches their New Rocket After its Original Spaceship’s Fatal Blast Off in 2014

Finally, Virgin Galactic successfully launched its new spaceship on Mojave Desert of California on Thursday. This is the first ever powered flight of the company since its original spaceship had a fatal crash in 2014. According to the company, the VSS Unity’s flight is the major stepping stone, which plans to carry out tourists on […]

First glide flight of VSS Unity already tomorrow !

Just after two years from tragic flight of VSS Enterprise, Virgin Galactic is going to perform test flight of their second SpaceShipTwo-class spaceplane tomorrow. According to Spacenews.com, Virgin Galactic is going to finish lasting two years period without flights of their spaceplane and return to test flights campaign. After disaster of VSS Enterprise on 31 […]

Virgin after another free glide flight !

Virgin Galactic performed another in-flight test of their VSS Unity spaceplane on May 1, 2017. This time main purpose of free glide flight was test of feather system. This flight is part of flight campaign planned for 2016-2017 with one objective: to test all the systems of  VSS Unity to make first engine flight possible already […]

Virgin Galactic completed last flight in 2016

Virgin Galactic managed to conduct last in 2016 flight of their VSS Unity spacecraft. It was sixth flight of this vehicle and 221st for WhiteKnightTwo. It is second test flight after beginning of flight campaign on 3 December 2016. Since 31 October 2014 when accident of VSS Enterprise, first from two SpaceShipTwo spaceplanes, took place,  Virgin […]

After first glide flight – Virgin Galactic enters flight phase and finishing two years break

And finally it happened – Virgin Galactic managed to win with poor weather conditions and other minor problems with their vehicle and performed successful glide flight with VSS Unity deployed from VMS Eve, WhiteKnightTwo class motherplane. First success after lasting for two years break from flights. Virgin Galactic and its founder Richard Branson can celebrate […]

Virgin Galactic with FAA operator’s license !

Virgin Galactic was awarded recently by U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation with operator’s license for their SpaceShipTwo. Virgin announced about FAA certification on August 1, 2016. This is crucial moment for Virgin Galactic – their effort was awarded and now Company is able to start commercial flights with their space plane. Designed by […]

Roll-out of new Virgin Galactic SpaceShipOne !

VSS Unity, new spaceplane by Virgin Galactic was unveiled during the show in Mojave, California on 19 February 2016. Virgin Galactic is not developing its space touristic venture in such mysterious way as Blue Origin. Date of presentation second SpaceShipOne, named VSS Unity, was well known before. Whole show taken place in Virgin Galactic facility on Mojave, California. It was […]