Spacetourism – WK2 SS2 at Spaceport America

Spacetourism – WK2 SS2 at Spaceport America

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Space tourism travel took another leap forward when Virgin Galactic made its voyage in the skies. The Virgin Galactic’s WK2/SS2 will offer a suborbital flights. A suborbital flight has a parabolic flight path. The spacecraft won’t fly fast enough to go into low Earth orbit as the space shuttle does.

Flight: 88 / GF18
Date: 29 Jun 12

WK2 Flight Time: 1.1 hr.
SS2 Flight Time: 13 minutes

WK2 Pilot: Siebold
WK2 CoPilot: Nichols
WK2 FTE: Glaser

SS2 Pilot: Stucky
SS2 CoPilot: Mackay
GS Crew: Tighe, Bassett, Knupp, Bourgeois, Jaster, Bozarth, Cassebeer, M. Fuchs, Verderame

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