View Full Version : "Space Ship One" Special Feature Part-1
09-30-2004, 12:11 AM
The flight today did display "Virgin" on the side of the craft.
09-30-2004, 12:34 AM
Thanks Mike, I think everyone will enjoy this series. Wait till you see version 8 of X-Plane...:-cool
09-30-2004, 05:12 AM
Great shots Brumby! That's a great idea to make these flights, i will enjoy this a lot! Thanks to X-Plane, the only one that allows us to do this, I love it! :7
Wow Space flights, I thought we would have to wait more years to see it happen. What a shame I have no $200,000!
09-30-2004, 09:41 AM
Great shots and great news... When I read it in the papers, I told myself... START SAVING!!! :-lol
09-30-2004, 09:44 AM
Thank you Mikel, we are going to have a lot of fun with this...
09-30-2004, 09:49 AM
You know what I think? The demand is going to be so great that the price will come down. I think it is time for a Virgin Galactic Virtual Airlines in X-Plane...:D
09-30-2004, 04:12 PM
Excellent shots Brumby!
This is a very interesting time indeed, the next few years should be quite exciting :-jumpy
09-30-2004, 05:06 PM
Thank you everyone for you interest, excitment and comments. I will be setting up for the next drop which will be Part-2 in this feature sometime by the weekend with the post by the end of the weekend so stay tune for another ride!!! :-jumpy
10-01-2004, 06:41 AM
Thanks for the post and ride!
10-01-2004, 09:54 AM
Thank you Cliff...:)
03-18-2005, 08:57 AM
Excellent post Brumby! I read in the Newspaper yesterday that Sir Richard Branson - the CEO and owner of Virin Atlantic has signed a contract with Burt Rutan and Scaled Composites to launch space flights in 2007 with an aircraft/spaceship based on Spaceship One.
The flights will last 2 Hours and all customers will recieve a weeks training before the flight. Cost will initially be US $200,000 each and over time the cost should be more reasonable for the private citizen.
The ships will be pressurized with no need for oxygen masks or space suits - and believe it or not - the first spacecraft will be called "Enterprise".
What an amazing advancement in air travel!!!
I will try to find some pics if the Virgin ship for you.
And for more information check out www.virgingalactic.com
03-18-2005, 08:57 AM
What an outstanding day of history in the making. Space Ship One's first official qualifing launch to secure the X-Prize and be the first privately funded launch to orbit was a great success today over the Mohjave Desert. The X-Plane flight sim is the only sim out there that can handle this in the virtual world. FS2004 could never handle the physics. I have decided to re-produce these amazing flights for you. I have been a huge fan of the X-Plane sim ever since it was created. In fact I used to host updates for the software on my aviation server a couple years ago. So, I am very familiar with it and guess what? The White Knight and Space Ship One are available and can actually fly these senerios. For your enjoyment part-1 though part-3 will be a test of the gliding charcteristics and nav systems. Part-1 and 2 will be a drop from 25,000 feet, part-3 from 53,000 the official drop altitude for the powered launch to orbit. Part-4 will be a drop from 25,000 feet and rocket boost to about 50,000. Part-5 a drop from 53,000 feet and rocket boost to just below the required 62 miles. Part-6 we will go for the gold.
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