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Virgin Galactic spaceplane smashes altitude record in latest test flight

Posted by M. C. Fox on July 27, 2018

I am sure the government is in there somewhere but in spite of that SpaceX and Virgin Galactic are making progress big time. They don’t have to hire the Russians get them into space.

It is called (as close as we can get to) Free Market Capitalism. I just hope there is no tariff placed on space tourism.

Imagine what a Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezes or Bernie Sanders socialist space travel development program would look like.

Socialist space travel

Government Space Tourism Plane – Single Passenger in Safety Pod

https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/virgin-galactic-spaceplane-smashes-altitude-record-latest-test-flight-ncna894981

by David Freeman

…After being released from under the wing of its carrier plane at 46,500 feet, VSS Unity fired its rocket motor for 42 seconds to propel itself and its two pilots to a speed of Mach 2.47, or almost two-and-a-half times the speed of sound, Virgin Galactic said in a blog post.

The sleek craft reached an altitude of 170,800 feet (32.3 miles) — more than halfway to the Kármán line that marks the boundarybetween the upper atmosphere and outer space — before descending and landing safely at the Mojave Air and Space Port…

Be seeing you
Tardis

 

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