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Re: Space Ship Two - General Thread (3)
« Reply #280 on: 09/06/2017 02:15 PM »
You can find some updates regarding Space Ship Two in my post about the BBC show The 21st Century Race for Space in this thread.

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=43647

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Re: Space Ship Two - General Thread (3)
« Reply #281 on: 09/07/2017 05:31 PM »
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Whitesides: Virgin Galactic is “still trucking away”, getting close to powered flight of second SpaceShipTwo.
https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/905841646868291585

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Whitesides: have a “very small number” of glide flights of SS2 left before starting powered flights.
https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/905841985075937280

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Whitesides: done with engine testing of SS2’s hybrid rocket motor. It’s the most advanced hybrid rocket motor ever built.
https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/905842374101872644

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Whitesides: building two more SpaceShipTwos right now; recently bonded the cabin for one of them.
https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/905842842836271105

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Space Ship Two - General Thread (3)
« Reply #282 on: 09/07/2017 07:00 PM »
In that documentary I mention above I am sure it's one of these two that is seen being worked on & Brian Cox does some 'presenter construction' on.

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Whitesides: we’ll start commercial service when done with test flight program. Whenever I release a date, the journalists…[voice trails off]
6:33 pm · 7 Sep 2017

https://mobile.twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/905846565834817536
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Re: Space Ship Two - General Thread (3)
« Reply #283 on: 09/08/2017 06:54 PM »
Write-up of George Whitesides' remarks yesterday:

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Virgin Galactic nearing powered SpaceShipTwo test flights
by Jeff Foust — September 8, 2017

http://spacenews.com/virgin-galactic-nearing-powered-spaceshiptwo-test-flights/

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Re: Space Ship Two - General Thread (3)
« Reply #284 on: Today at 09:57 PM »
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Richard Branson tells sailors aiding disaster relief in BVI that he thinks he’ll go to space “by April next year."
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4914212/Sir-Richard-Branson-tours-HMS-Ocean-thank-sailors-hurricane-relief-effort.html

https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/912066812061163520

That 'not giving out dates' resolution contrinues to not hold up too well!
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