Virgin Galactic Tests New Thrusters!

January 14, 2014 - by IsaBeLLe

Virgin Galactic is closer to bringing humanity domestic space flights, after new thrusters was successfully testied on SpaceShipTwo.

SpaceShipTwo’s latest trip took it over the sound barrier, where it broke previous records and hit an altitude of 71,000 feet.

The test was for the purpose of testing newly designed thrusters and a new coating for the tail section created to reflect heat away from the rocket engine.

On top of that, the flight was able to collect more transonic and supersonic data for future flights, bringing commercial space travel ever closer to the consumer.

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