Virgin Galactic's WhiteKnightTwo Performing Runway Tests

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Virgin Galactic's WhiteKnightTwo, the ship that will deliver SpaceShipTwo into orbit, just started performing runway tests. We're one step closer to personal space travel, folks.

Yeah, it's just slowly trucking down the runway, but it's the first time we've actually seen this thing in any sort of action. The next step? The first flight, which is expected to happen around the 19th of this month. We still have a bit of a wait before it'll actually deliver SpaceShipTwo into space, but it's exciting to see progress being made. Now just drop the tickets, Virgin. I want to go. [FlightGlobal]

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You'd think they would at least join the tails...I am a full time mechanical engineer and seeing that image shocked me. God forbid they have a sync issue between left and right elevator.