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Virgin Galactic’s new suborbital ship, VSS Unity, successfully made its fifth unpowered glide test flight today.
VSS Unity’s glide flights have gone well, and as a result, Virgin Galactic is getting ready to transition to the next part of the test campaign, company representatives said. “To that end, as we analyze the data from today’s flight, we will be moving into a period of ground-based activity focused on preparation for fueled, and then powered, flights,” they wrote in the description.
They provided no indication of exactly when those next flights will occur, which considering the company’s past record of failed predictions, is definitely a good thing.