Big leap for Virgin SpaceShip: Feather system tested for the first time

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Mojave: This week Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company crossed a major milestone by testing for the first time the feather system- so crucial for the return of SpaceShip Two from the rarer medium to the dense atmosphere.

During a full space mission, the feather system of the SpaceShip will get raised after the cut-off of the rocket motor while in space.

The feather system is an important safety system and gives SpaceShipTwo amazing versatility. SpaceShipTwo flies in different atmospheric densities: for example, it returns from space through the thinnest upper reaches of the atmosphere to the thick air at ground level.

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