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Virgin Galactic’s Spaceplane Unity Completes Second Supersonic Test Flight

The second powered flight of Virgin Galactic’s spaceplane featured extra passenger seats; The sleek craft reportedly reached an altitude of nearly 22 miles and a speed of Mach 1.9. May 30,, 2018 (BE2C2) — Space tourism took another step closer to reality as Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity spaceplane fired up its rocket motor and completed its second supersonic flight over the desert in Mojave, California. The rocket fired for 31 seconds, propelling the sleek craft and its two pilots to a supersonic speed of Mach 1.9 (about 1,500 miles perRead More