ED> Вчера SpaceShipTwo «VSS Unity» (старое название "VSS Voyager") совершил первый самостоятельный полёт. Пока без двигателей. Планирование.
SpaceShipTwo 'Unity' Flies Solo For First Time | Video The Virgin Galactic suborbital vehicle entered its second phase of testing on Dec. 3, 2016. It was released from its WhiteKnightTwo mothership and glided back down to the Mojave Air and Space Port in California after 10 minutes of flight. -- Full Story: https://goo.gl/2jNxXM Credit: Space.com / footage courtesy: Virgin Galactic / edited by @SteveSpaleta http://www.twitter.com/stevespaleta
Elevating Unity - Episode 3: First Feather On May 1st, 2017 VSS Unity "feather" re-entry system was activated in flight for the first time. VSS Unity was piloted by Mark Stucky and Mike Masucci, with pilots Nicola Pecile and CJ Sturckow as well as flight test engineer Dustin Mosher in carrier aircraft VMS Eve. This test flight was the fourth glide flight (and eighth flight overall) of VSS Unity.