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Archive - Oct 11, 2010

VSS Enterprise Completes First Manned Glide Flight From 45,000ft.

VSS Enterprise Completes First Manned Glide Flight From 45,000ft.

Virgin Galactic's VSS Enterprise (named for our favorite ship in the galaxy) completed its first manned glide test flight yesterday in the Mojave Desert. We've covered Virgin Galactic's commercial space venture since the announcement of the Enterprise name, for obvious reasons. Other than the name though, we think that private enterprise venturing into space fits perfectly into Gene Roddenberry's vision of the human adventure. The test was completed without a hitch and now Virgin Galactic and Burt Rutan's Scaled Composites are one step closer to completing the experimental phase of the program. Check out the full press release below, plus a video of the test.CONTINUE READING >>

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