Another flight just took place. It has been quite some time since the last one.
Some pics on their twitter:
Virgin Orbit Rocket Launch from 747!
Dammit, missed it.
I misremembered the date, I thought it would be later today.
There is no way I could care less about Richard Branson or his vanity projects. I didn’t watch and I won’t. But I did read this from ABC News:
“…Unity was launched from the Eve mothership at an altitude of 50,000 feet and live stream video showed it shooting into space. Within 30 seconds the spacecraft reached mach 2 speed and a few seconds later hit mach 3 at an altitude of weightlessness.”
Two generations ago even the average 10yo would probably not have said something so stupid.
I do not care about that guy either, but I am interested in the project from a technological point of view.
Is Burt Rutan still involved? Was his baby in the beginning.
I read that Scaled Composites has a 30% interest in the company building Branson’s commercial birds .
I mean. How could I not?
Lol, not even on a bet…
Good luck @BeachAV8R.