Virgin Galactic recognizes that the answers to many of the challenges we face in sustaining life on our beautiful planet, lie in making better use of space. The fatal breakup and crash of Virgin Galactic's first SpaceShipTwo space plane last year was caused by a co-pilot error, as well as the failure of the spacecraft's builders to anticipate such a Author: Tariq Malik.
The Scaled Composites Model 339 SpaceShipTwo (SS2) is an air-launched suborbital spaceplane type designed for space tourism.It is manufactured by The Spaceship Company, a California-based company owned by Virgin Galactic.. SpaceShipTwo is carried to its launch altitude by a Scaled Composites White Knight Two, before being released to fly on into the upper atmosphere powered by its rocket engine.Developed from: Scaled Composites SpaceShipOne. The Spaceship Company (TSC) was founded by Richard Branson through Virgin Group (which owned 70%), and Burt Rutan through Scaled Composites (which owned 30%), to build commercial spaceships and launch aircraft for space travel. From the time of TSC's formation in 2005, the launch customer was Virgin Galactic, which contracted to purchase five SpaceShipTwos and two WhiteKnightTwos; Scaled Headquarters: Mojave, California.
After the space ship's predecessor, SpaceShipOne, won the prize in 2004, two companies — Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic — merged to form The Spaceship Company. The goal of the new firm Author: Elizabeth Howell. Feb 19, 2016 · Then Virgin Galactic can move on to the rocket-powered testing phase, with the SpaceShip Two flying higher and faster each time -- eventually, once it reaches a Author: Nathan Ingraham.
May 31, 2018 · Virgin Galactic’s second SpaceShipTwo spaceplane (SS2-02), called VSS Unity, completed its second successful supersonic, rocket-powered test flight on 29 May 2018, landing on the Mojave Air and. Dec 15, 2006 · Virgin Galactic Spaceship 2 animation: Get a taste for what space tourism will be like in 2008 when Virgin commercializes space flight. Video is .