Virgin Galactic

Another flight just took place. It has been quite some time since the last one.

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Some pics on their twitter:
https://mobile.twitter.com/virgingalactic

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Virgin Orbit Rocket Launch from 747!

(1) Watch Virgin Orbit launch a rocket from a 747!!! - YouTube

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Watching the flight live on YouTube, they are currently on reentry
Unity 22

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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.

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I do not care about that guy either, but I am interested in the project from a technological point of view.

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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 .

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I mean. How could I not?

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Lol, not even on a bet…
Good luck @BeachAV8R. :sunglasses:

Wheels

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