Hyperbola offers Virgin Galactic WhiteKnightTwo video bounty

by | Nov 17, 2008 | Space tourism, Virgin Galactic, White Knight | 0 comments

Hyperbola has learnt that Virgin Galactic’s WhiteKnightTwo has made short runs under its own jet engine power and been shackled to a Mojave air and space port concrete platform test stand so its four Pratt & Whitney 308A engines can be fired up, potentially to full power

While Virgin Galactic’s leadership has told Hyperbola that low speed taxi trials had occured it is only now that other Mojave based sources have confirmed the Scaled Composites designed aircraft’s progress

For just a few seconds of video footage (cell phone video quality or better) of the WK2 moving under its own power, or having its engines run on the test stand (good sound needed) or, if it occurs soon, the aircraft’s first take-off, Hyperbola will give you $100. One hundred dollars for a few seconds work, that’s the bounty on offer

The posting of the video on this blog will be completely anonymous so footage from Scaled Composites or Pratt & Whitney (its engineers are helping with the engine’s installation, test and flights) employees are welcome and would be treated sensitively

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