Video of Virgin Orbit 747’s First Taxi Tests

Video Caption: Zoom, zoom, zoom, #LauncherOne was on the move again — this time for our very first high-speed taxi test. With chief pilot Kelly Latimer at the helm, Cosmic Girl cruised down the runway at Victorville Airport this weekend with a rocket under her wing. Not only did we ramp all the way up to more than 110 knots (that’ll blow your hair back!), we also used the day as an opportunity to load real flight software onto #LauncherOne for the first time.

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