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KAG
30th Apr 2013, 11:49
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo completes its first rocket-powered flight on Monday morning above the Mojave Desert in California.

KAG
30th Apr 2013, 11:59
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo completes its first rocket-powered flight on Monday morning above the Mojave Desert in California. The passenger spaceplane reached hieghts of 17,000m and speeds of Mach 1.2, fast enough to beat the speed of sound, which is 761mph. More than 500 would-be space tourists have already signed up to take a short flight, with ticket prices at just under 130,000 each




Here is the video: Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo makes first rocket-powered flight - video | Science | guardian.co.uk (http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/video/2013/apr/29/virgin-spaceshiptwo-rocket-flight-video)

Congratulations to Sir Richard Branson and UK.
We are used to hear bad news those days, so thanks for this nice flight, and nice video.

Good job,

The Postman.

KAG
30th Apr 2013, 12:03
A thread was open years ago before the flight even happened...

http://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/459341-briton-pilot-first-commercial-space-flights.html


The Postman is late this morning...

Lon More
30th Apr 2013, 13:58
now it's made its first powered flight will they change the name?

dazdaz1
30th Apr 2013, 14:56
Do they use batteries to ignite the motor?:eek::oh::ooh: