A detailed look at the questions and rumors that continue to swirl around the engineering status of SpaceShipTwo.


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A detailed look at the questions and rumors that continue to swirl around the engineering status of SpaceShipTwo.

If you want to get an idea why Virgin Galactic has not done any powered flights of SpaceShipTwo so far this summer you must read this article.

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  • I’ve wondered at the continual delays in the SpaceShipTwo program. Considering that Virgin Galactic enjoys the services of one of, if not the most, innovative aerospace companies in Scaled Composites, then the constant delays are worrisome indeed.

    The original timeline had revenue flights in 2012, and it looks like Galactic won’t get there until at least 2014, and probably 2015. Right now it seems they are marking time rather than moving forward.

  • D. K. Williams

    It does not surprise me that it’s two steps forward, one step back with VG. This is often the case with such projects. What is amazing to me is how smoothly Elon Musk’s space program has progressed.

  • How cool is it that we are speaking of freakin’ space programs in terms of private individuals and companies? The future dreamed of is happening right now.

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