Virgin Galactic reaches space in rocket-powered plane, eyes space tourism in 2019

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  1. Roy_H

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    The White Knight carrier plane is not and airliner, it is an airplane. An airliner is a plane designed to carry a large number of passengers from one airport to another.
     
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    Too bad Virgin Galactic has failed to reach the Karman line as originally intended. I think this makes the "astronaut" designation a little tenuous. I wonder if future improvements in the rocket engine are planned to get it to the higher height.
     
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    Hats off to Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic.
     

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