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Oct112010

Video: VSS Enterprise First Flight - Phenomenally Nice Flying Machine!

 This video shows part of the amazing first ever free flight of SpaceShipTwo (VSS Enterprise) at the Mojave Air and Space Port on Sunday 10.10.10. In addition to seeing the spectacular moment of release from the mothership VSS Eve, you can sum up the status of this commercial space tourism venture thus far by watching the stunningly stable 'greaser' landing! As Burt Rutan stated afterward: "Pete was able to just kiss the ground with it... when you do that, and you've never flown the airplane before, you've never landed it, what that tells you is you've got a phenomenally nice flying machine."

 To Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites, what more can you say than... BRAVO!

 

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