Another WK2 flight

WhiteKnightTwo (aka “VMS Eve”) has made its sixth test flight, according to a tweet from Virgin Galactic. The flight was a success and reached a peak altitude of 10,670 meters (35,000 feet), according to the statement, which would make it the highest test flight to date. As of midday Thursday the flight hadn’t yet appeared in the WK2 flight logs Scaled has been publishing about the test program.

At the International Space Development Conference in Orlando last week Virgin Galactic president Will Whitehorn said that they would do some high altitude test flights in advance of their first planned long distance flight on June 19 for the Spaceport America groundbreaking, so it looks like this flight is part of that effort.

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