Another step toward private sector space flight

Virgin Galactic successfully tested its vehicle again on January 10th, 2014 and reached 71,000 feet (21,641 meters) and a top speed of Mach 1.4. They are still on track to start commercial service later this year.

There is nothing about this that isn’t awesome. If I could afford it, I would definitely ride it.

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6 Responses to Another step toward private sector space flight

  1. Rockheim says:

    THAT…. is just too cool..

    I’m waiting for them to get one vehicle into orbit and back..

    I know.. I know.. One step at a time… But they are getting soooo close.. They’re only 15k feet under the SR71′s highest official record. And sure.. A few other military jets have made quick climbs higher.. But this is a civilian PASSENGER aircraft… and then from there where to?

    I would be more than willing to offer my services.. I’m currently rocking my Kerbal Space Simulation program.. Sure.. I may have lost a few brave volunteers into permanent orbit.. But sacrifices are necessary to conquer the stars!!!

  2. Z says:

    So awesome.

  3. notamobster says:

    To think, one day, I may able to be Ann astronaut, I’d only for a few minutes.

  4. sortahwitte says:

    Now we know why no paint on the inside of the vertical stabilizers.
    What an awesome spacecraft!

  5. Locke n Load says:

    Even if I crapped out on that flight, if it went kablooie… I think it might just be worth it.
    But only 6 windows??????
    Let me do a space jump then for cryin out loud

  6. reboot says:

    And to think we put men on the moon in
    the 60′s.
    That’s about 50 years ago.
    We now SUCK.

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