SpaceShipTwo Glides Again

Gear down. (Photo: Mark Greenberg)

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

Flight:56 / GF05
Date:22 Apr 11Flight Time:14 min, 31 sec
SS2 Pilot:SieboldSS2 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.