Just add a rocket and the average plane becomes infinitely cooler. Virgin Orbit just launched its modified 747 Cosmic Girl, equipped with a 70-foot rocket under one wing, and the flight was flawless from takeoff to touchdown. To say this was a success for the company’s LauncherOne system (which merges rockets with the latest tech) is an understatement. Virgin now has proof that its two-stage carbon-fiber rocket was meant to be Cosmic Girl’s sidekick.
Published: 15th December 2018 - 8.36 am
Source: Syfy Wire