VirginGalactic Soars Again

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  1. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    Flight test for their new craft.
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  2. A Bangkok Atheist

    A Bangkok Atheist Don't believe his lies

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  3. gturner

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    I'm pretty sure they stuck with the problematic hybrid engine. They should have taken the opportunity to switch to a more controllable, smoother, and higher performance liquid engine.
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    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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  5. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    Another successful flight.
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    Good news for sure.
  7. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    And another successful test.
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    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    Nearly two years later, they've gone supersonic.
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    Another successful test flight.
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  10. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    They've inked a deal with Italy, it seems.
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    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    They're inching closer.
    Pics at the link.
  12. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    VirginGalactic is prepping for a launch this week.
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    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    And they did it!
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  15. NAHTMMM

    NAHTMMM 1816 and counting

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    Ah, it runs on Flubber.

    The cupholders, the airsickness bags, the quarter-operated binocular stands . . .

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