Spaceplane Successfully Completed Flight Test; Moved a Step Closer to Space Tourism

Science & Technology Current Affairs December 2012. The spaceplane constructed by Richard Branson's spaceflight company called Virgin Galactic successfully completed the important flight test which would be able to carry the people to space

Created On: Dec 24, 2012 13:34 ISTModified On: Dec 24, 2012 14:51 IST

The spaceplane constructed by Richard Branson's spaceflight company called Virgin Galactic successfully completed the important flight test which would be able to carry the people to space.
 
SpaceShipTwo, the spaceplane was piloted to soft runway touchdown after high-altitude release from WhiteKnightTwo mothership, which eventually enabled it to score successful test drop. It additionally also checked off various milestones at Mojave Air and Space Port in California.

George Whitesides, CEO and president of Virgin Galactic declared that the test flight made them closer to first powered flight.

The spaceplane called SpaceShipTwo is the hybrid motor-powered plane which is designed for carrying six passengers as well as two pilots. The spaceplane would carry these passengers to edge of the space without completing the full orbit of Earth. The price of spaceplane per seat is 200000 dollar. Commercial operations would be carried out in America at New Mexico’s Spaceport.

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