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SpaceShipTwo Glides Again

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
April 23, 2011
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Gear down. (Photo: Mark Greenberg)

The flight log for SpaceShipTwo’s fifth glide test on Good Friday.

Flight: 56 / GF05
Date: 22 Apr 11 Flight Time: 14 min, 31 sec
SS2 Pilot: Siebold SS2 CoPilot: Shane
GS Crew: Binnie, Kelley, Bassett, Tighe, Reid, Keller, Verderame, Maisler, Zeitlin

Clean release
Evaluate stability and control
Continued flutter envelope expansion
Pilot proficiency

Clean release at desired altitude. Glide test objectives complete without issues.

Update: Leonard David has more on the flight, which was the longest to date.