One Small Test For Virgin Galactic, One Giant Leap For Space Tourism?

Posted: October 12, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo was successfully drop-tested from its host aircraft and returned to Earth from its drop-height of 45,000 feet.

The dropped vehicle, also known as the VSS Enterprise, is on track for further testing and if all goes according to plan, to take tourists to space next year.

Of course, there’s no clear point of demarcation for space, but if access to space is to become cheaper, its will entail competition and economies of scale.  What Virgin Galactic is doing is supportive of both methods of improvement.

Advance the YouTube link to about 1:15 for the important stuff and end it about 2:45.

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