Enterprise’s Feather

 

In my continuing coverage of all things related to the not-quite-a-starship Enterprise…   Well, SpaceShipTwo cleared another milestone with its first flight test of the ‘feathering’ system it uses to remain stable during re-entry.    

Keep in mind, its a powered trip to the edge of space, but its all glide back down.

The video is probably more expressive than I can be:

http://www.space.com/11715-virgin-galactic-spaceshiptwo-passes-entry-system-test.html

 

Obviously a shake-down of the re-entry system is a necessity before we can proceed with attaching the rocket engine.    🙂

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