• Virgin Galactic just flew to 82.68 kilometers-is this space?

    6 monthes ago - By Ars Technica

    Enlarge / The VSS Unity spacecraft returns to Earth on Thursday.
    On a clear and cold Thursday morning in the Mojave Desert, Virgin Galactic's White Knight Two aircraft took off. It carried the VSS Unity spacecraft, which on its fourth powered flight sought to make the company's highest and fastest flight ever. It succeeded.
    With Mark "Forger" Stucky and C.J Sturckow piloting the vehicle, VSS Unity was dropped from White Knight Two before burning its rocket motor for 60 seconds, reaching a velocity of Mach 2.9, and soaring to an altitude of 82.68km. These were records for the company...
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