Discussion in 'Commercial & General Aviation' started by Jet News, Jun 25, 2019.
Boeing today showcased their Boeing Starliner getting ready for launch. Below is the link.
A couple days ago America's ambition to return to space was reignited again with the SpaceX launch of the Falcon 9 vehicle that carried two American astronauts into space and eventually the International Space Station (ISS).
SpaceShip Two has completed its second test flight after being dropped from the mother ship at around 51,000 feet. "Forger and Sooch performed a series of maneuvers with Unity designed to gather data about performance and handling qualities while flying at higher speeds," according to a company press release. "This data will be verified against similar maneuvers that were performed in the previous glide flight to enhance aerodynamic modeling. Pending the completion of an extensive data review of this flight, the team will start preparing for the next stage of our flight test program—powered spaceflights from Spaceport America. In addition to the data review, we have several steps to complete, including final modifications to the spaceship customer cabin and detailed inspections of the vehicle and systems."