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Virgin Galactic Conducts Second ‘SpaceShipTwo’ Suborbital Test Flight

Virgin Galactic Conducts Second 'SpaceShipTwo' Suborbital Test Flight - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Virgin Galactic Conducts Second 'SpaceShipTwo' Suborbital Test Flight - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Virgin Galactic launched its SpaceShipTwo spacecraft on Friday carrying four NASA-supported research payloads into suborbital space.

NASA said Saturday the payloads aboard the second test flight are the Microgravity Multi-Phase Flow Experiment for Suborbital Testing from the agency's Johnson Space Center; Vibration Isolation Platform from Controlled Dynamics; Collisions into Dust Experiment from the University of Central Florida in Orlando; and Electromagnetic Field Measurements from Johns Hopkins University.

The spacecraft carried most of the technologies during a December 2018 flight while a Blue Origin-built rocket launched two during a more recent flight.

Data collected from the experiments in reduced gravity will support researchers in their efforts to mature technology platforms for use in future deep space missions.
 

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