#parisairshow VIDEO: Watch Burt Rutan land SpaceShip Two

by | Jun 17, 2009 | Seradata News | 0 comments

At around 8min watch new footage (as far as I can tell) of Burt Rutan and WhiteKnight Two (WK2) rated pilot Peter Siebold appearing to land SpaceShip Two (SS2) in Scaled Composites’ SS2/WK2 simulator. The new Mojave air and spaceport video press kit has video from the 2008 press kit that shows elements of the simulated SS2 flight profile with its separation from the WK2 mothership, its flight in space and then final approach and finally, the new video footage shows the landing with Rutan, Scaled’s founder, in control

The video has been released as WK2 has made its ninth flight on 15 June reaching 52,400ft (15,900m) which could be SS2’s launch altitude. On 19 June WK2 is expected to overfly the Spaceport America ground breaking ceremony in New Mexico. Due to various work pressures Flight and Hyperbola personnel won’t be there to cover it, unfortunately

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