On the status of SpaceShipTwo

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the status of SpaceShipTwo (SS2) did not come up in any of the public presentations during Monday’s event in Mojave. I was able to eventually track down Burt Rutan and ask him what the status of the program was, particularly after he said to another interviewer that the [...]

WK2 pictures

I’ve posted to Flickr an initial set of images from the White Knight 2 rollout for your enjoyment. There’s a lot more from where those came from that I’ll be posting later, but these give you at least a little glimpse of what the event was like.

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WK2 rollout: first impressions

I was in Mojave earlier today for the White Knight 2 rollout event at Scaled Composites (I just got back a little while ago and am uploading images taken during the event right now.) Initial takes:

White Knight 2 is a striking aircraft. It looks just as good – if not better – in person [...]

WK2 rollout anticipation

Monday morning Virgin Galactic will be rolling out White Knight 2, the carrier aircraft that will be used to launch SpaceShipTwo, at Mojave Air and Space Port in California. The aircraft won’t be flying tomorrow, by all accounts: Virgin’s Will Whitehorn said in May that test flights of WK2 would likely begin in August or [...]

RRL Oshkosh preview

On Friday morning the Rocket Racing League held a press conference by telecon to discuss the company and their plans to exhibit and fly at EAA AirVenture this week in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. RRL president and CEO Granger Whitelaw provided a basic overview about the company and its plans going forward. While exhibition flights of RRL [...]

Yes, we’re still alive; changes to come

My apologies for the lack of activity here of late; I have been juggling work and other projects. The good news is that you will see activity here ramping up in the days to come, in part because of events like the White Knight 2 rollout and Rocket Racing League flights at Oshkosh next week, [...]