Virgin Galactic Completes First Powered Test

Apr 07, 2018

Not too long ago, Virgin Galactic returned to the skies after a two-year hiatus. Now, just a few months after the VSS Unity completed its 11th glide test, the spaceplane has completed its first powered test. This is the first time that Virgin Galactic has executed a powered test flight since the tragic crash in 2014 that claimed the life of one of its pilots. The supersonic, rocket-powered flight was heralded as a “major step forward” by the Virgin Galactic team.