Capitalism in Space
- Virgin Galactic again notches successful supersonic test flight. The third such test flight examined the spaceship's reaction control system and thermal protection.
- Meanwhile back on earth Obama goes golfing and both useless parties in Congress allow NASA to go out of business.
Virgin Galactic, the joint venture between Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi's Aabar Investments, says its third test flight was a success.
Chief pilot Dave Mackay was at the helm of the SpaceShipTwo (SS2) conducting its third successful supersonic test, Virgin Galactic announced Tuesday. In addition to ensuring the spaceship could reach supersonic speed, the team tested SS2's reaction control system and thermal protection on the tail booms reports C/Net.
The reaction control system's successful test was an important milestone for the Virgin Galactic team. The RCS, as it's known, give the pilots full maneuvering capability in space. The thermal protection keeps the tail safe from high temperatures while the rocket motor is firing.
Virgin Space Ship Two goes supersonic in test flight
|Capitalism is space|
|Taking our space program to a museum.|
|"Mommy, what is that?"|
"Darling that is a space ship from the olden days when America was great, had jobs and did not pay people to sit on their asses doing nothing for their entire lives."
Endeavour on display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.
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