Now you can ride along with Virgin Galactic on the edge of space. The incredible new video demonstrates footage from the SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity Surface Missile Launcher from the WhiteKnightTwo
With an arc below, Unity lights its engines. A few frames later the spacecraft flies into the black sky, the curve of the Earth below it. Unity expanded the height of the peak (89.9 kilometers), which is slightly above a certain limit of the US Air Force The Virgin Galactic spacecraft has exceeded this limit.
Unity slowly rotates on a black background, displaying black-oriented charts of several planes and space planes along the body.
In addition to the pilots Dave McKay and Michael "Sooh" Masucci, the third employee of Virgin Galactic, Bet Moses, was also on board. Moses is the main instructor of the company astronaut and served as the first passenger test company. club, astronauts, "says one of the ground controllers.
Part of the mission was to provide more data on how the human body adapts to space during SpaceShipTwo flights and how passengers feel. To study data such as dust particles , payload vibration and fluid / gas interaction
The unity sailing on February 22 led it to a maximum elevation of about 4.4 miles (7 km higher) than its historic flight on December 1
Hundreds of potential space tourists have already claimed to be in place for suborbital flights aboard the spaceships "Diva", paying for the privilege of 250 thousand dollars per piece. Entrepreneur Richard Branson (Richard Branson), who founded the company, said that hopes to fly for the first time on July 16, 2019 the 50th anniversary of Apollo's launch of 11 three people per month. Follow us on on Twitter @Spacedotcom and on Facebook .