30 Apr '13, 7pm

Virgin Galactic's Spacecraft Goes Supersonic in First Rocket Test

Virgin Galactic's Spacecraft Goes Supersonic in First Rocket Test

A supersonic flight test for Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo marked a big milestone in the company's efforts to make suborbital space tourism into a reality. The spacecraft tested its rocket in midair for the first time on April 29—a critical step toward the goal of launching commercial operations in 2014. The 16-second rocket burn propelled SpaceShipTwo to a speed of about 1.2 times the speed of sound and an altitude of 17 000 meters, according to the Wall Street Journal . That first rocket-powered flight aims to pave the way for commercial space tourism flights that would give paying passengers the experience of traveling at a maximum speed of about 4000 kilometers per hour hour (Mach 3) and reaching an altitude of 97 kilometers above the Earth. Success seems to have given a big boost to both Virgin Galactic and its billionaire founder Sir Richard Branson after years of d...

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