Images: SpaceShipTwo--your ticket to space

Images: SpaceShipTwo--your ticket to space

Summary: Virgin Galactic prepares to take passengers to the edge of space. This is one flight you don't want to buckle your seat belt.

TOPICS: Telcos

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  • In space

    After the mothership releases SpaceShipTwo at 50,000 feet, the craft will rocket to an altitude of 360,000 feet in about 90 seconds. There, its wings will "feather" or fold in preparation for re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere. The entire flight will take about two and a half hours.

    This image of SpaceShipTwo was fitted over an actual photo from SpaceShipOne taken from space.

  • weightless

    For this portion of the flight, the fasten your seat belt sign will definitely be off. Passengers can expect to experience about 15 minutes of weightlessness while in space.

  • landing

    After reaching the edge of space, SpaceShipTwo will bring its passengers back to Earth. Virgin Galactic says it will schedule approximately one flight per week during the beginning period.

Topic: Telcos

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