Watch the incredible moment Richard Branson's VSS Unity spaceplane goes SUPERSONIC in Virgin Galactic's first rocket-powered flight since fatal 2014 crash



Virgin Galactic has released breathtaking footage from its ‘milestone’ test yesterday, in which the firm’s Unity spaceplane successfully made its first rocket-powered flight.
During the test, Unity managed to hit supersonic speeds after separating from the Eve WhiteKnightTwo mothership at an altitude of about 46,500 feet over the Sierra Nevadas, accelerating to over 1,400 miles per hour (Mach 1.87).
It was the first powered flight since the firm’s fatal crash in 2014, prompting founder Richard Branson to say Virgin Galactic is ‘back on track’ and getting ‘closer and closer to space.’
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6 April 2018 in Science &Technology, Views: 58
Source: Daily Mail
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