Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Completes First Manned Glide Flight

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I just wish I could fulfil my life-long dream and see Earth from Space. Maybe this will bring the dream nearer…

The VSS Enterprise today reached a new milestone: completing a manned free flight from over 45,000 feet, then gliding down to land at Mojave Air and Spaceport, in California.

During its first flight the spaceship was piloted by Pete Siebold, assisted by Mike Alsbury as co-pilot. The two main goals of the flight were to carry out a clean release of the spaceship from its mothership and for the pilots to free fly and glide back and land at Mojave Air and Space Port in California.

More info here, at Virgin Galactic News.

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8 Responses to Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Completes First Manned Glide Flight

  1. paikea says:

    i have the same dream, bookmole. don’t think i’m all that much near it. i think the closest i’ll ever get is turning all the lights off in the bedroom so i can see the glow-in-the-dark stars and planets from my bed and writing sci-fi. born centuries too early, i’ve always thought. absolutely beautiful spaceship.

  2. Kzinti says:

    If I win the lottery, we’re all going. I’m calling the Russians.

    • paikea says:

      lol! – sweeeet! – i’m crossing my fingers that you win the lottery! – since i speak Russian (or will be able to again after taking some brush-up classes), i think we’ll be in good shape by the time that miracle happens – lol! – how are you in zero-G? 🙂

  3. paikea says:

    Done:)

  4. bookmole says:

    It’s a Done Deal. See you where the earth rises…

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