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BBC News – Virgin Galactics spaceship makes solo flight

Posted in Uncategorized by T.Salami on October 11, 2010

Drop test (Virgin Galactic)Galactics spaceship makes solo flight By Jonathan AmosScience correspondent, BBC News

Virgin Galactics suborbital spaceship, Enterprise, has made its first solo test flight, in California. The spaceship was carried to an altitude of 45,000ft 13,700m by an aeroplane and then dropped to glide back to the Mojave Air and Space Port.

Enterprise will soon be taking people prepared to pay $200,000 £126,000 on short hops above the atmosphere.

The British billionaire behind the project, Sir Richard Branson, was on hand to witness the drop test.”

This was one of the most exciting days in the whole history of Virgin,” the entrepreneur said.

via BBC News – Virgin Galactics spaceship makes solo flight.

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