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Old 23-02-2019, 06:36 PM
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Virgin Galactic takes first passenger to edge of space

It is being reported the vehicle reached a maximum altitude of 89.9km.

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Virgin Galactic’s first passenger wasn’t a tourist who bought a $US250,000 ticket, though – it was Beth Moses, the company’s chief astronaut instructor, who tested the passenger cabin and experienced several minutes of weightlessness inside. The company says Moses is the first woman to fly aboard a commercial spaceship.

“The crew enjoyed extraordinary views of Earth from the black skies of space and, during several minutes of weightlessness … Beth floated free to complete a number of cabin evaluation test points,” Virgin Galactic said in a press release. “The human validation of data previously collected via sensors, and the live testing of other physical elements of the cabin interior, are fundamental to the provision of a safe but enjoyable customer experience.”
8 minute video interview with Virgin Galactic crew after the flight :-
https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/02/2...stronauts.html

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https://www.businessinsider.com.au/v...19-2?r=US&IR=T

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Wow, I bet that was fun for her.

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Amazing! Hopefully it wont take long for other airline companies to jump in.
I can see in the future this will be way to travel from one continent to the other.
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Two minute video showing some highlights of the flight :-
https://youtu.be/kmPG0Hqhay8
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Two minute video showing some highlights of the flight :-
https://youtu.be/kmPG0Hqhay8
That's a very cool video. Is there a way to carry a heavier vehicle this way that could carry enough fuel to put something in low earth orbit?
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Wow, I bet that was fun for her.

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always best without a cabin full of cattle
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