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The Aero Experience is a celebration of Midwest aviation and aerospace achievement. We invite you to join us as we explore the treasures of Midwest aviation through first-hand experiences. Our contributors take turns flying lead, and we are always looking for new destinations. Check in with The Aero Experience frequently to see where we will land today, and then go out and have your own aero experiences!

Blue skies,

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Sunday, October 10, 2010

SpaceShipTwo Makes First Glide Flight

 Credit: Virgin Galactic, Mark Greenberg

The Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo made its maiden glide flight today after being released from mother ship, WhiteKnightTwo.  Test pilots Peter Siebold and Mike Alsbury put the new commercial space plane through test maneuvers during its 11-minute flight from 45,000 feet to a landing at Mojave Spaceport.  It's not the Jetsons - but real life!  For more details on the flight, go to

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