SpaceShipTwo To Resume Captive Carry Flights

By Guy Norris

LOS ANGELES — Scaled Composites is poised to resume captive carry flight tests of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo (SS2) with the return to flight of the WhiteKnightTwo (WK2) launch aircraft. WK2 was damaged Aug. 19 in a landing gear failure.

The unconventional four-engine mothership resumed flight tests at Mojave, Calif., on Sept. 13 following repairs to the ...

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