Virgin Galactic confirms VSS Unity test flights

Virgin Galactic has confirmed that the next rocket-powered test flight of SpaceShipTwo Unity will be conducted on May 22, pending weather and technical checks. This follows the completion of a maintenance review of VMS Eve, the mothership jet aircraft which is designed to carry SpaceShipTwo to an altitude of approximately 50,000 feet. “Following a detailed…

Tech Digest daily round up: Nintendo announces Pikmin mobile game

  Nintendo has announced a new Pikmin mobile game from the developers of Pokémon Go. Created by Niantic, the Nintendo game will make use of similar AR features to bring the adorable, brightly-coloured Pikmin critters into the real world. Slated to launch later this year, the fun app will “include gameplay activities to encourage walking and make walking more delightful,”…

Virgin Galactic unveils Under Armour spacesuits

Virgin Galactic has unveiled the spacesuits its pilots will wear as they fly private astronauts into space and we can't help feeling a little, well, disappointed. We were perhaps expecting something a little more glamorous than what look essentially like blue boilersuits.  Designed in collaboration with the company’s Technical Spacewear Partner, Under Armour, the Virgin…