Virgin Galactic postpones SpaceShipTwo test flight

Virgin Galactic postpones SpaceShipTwo test flight

Citing CNBC, the source said Virgin Galactic has postponed SpaceShipTwo’s next test flight, scheduled for February 13. The decision is due to the need for additional “technical checks”. The company paving the way for space tourism did not release a new test date. Earlier, she said that if it was impossible to fly on February 13, she flew it at the end of the month.

The current test is an attempt to complete the December flight program that ended in engine failure. Before starting full-fledged commercial flights, two more test flights are planned.

While the delay isn’t a setback, it plays against Virgin as competitors, including SpaceX, continue to harbor their space tourism plans.

Virgin Galactic postpones SpaceShipTwo test flight

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