Virgin Orbit’s sister company, Virgin Galactic, hit the headlines yesterday after releasing the first concept images of its remarkable supersonic passenger jet. The sleek plane is capable of shuttling up to 19 passengers while travelling at speeds of Mach 3 – three times faster than the speed of sound.
The images show a plane with a triangular delta wing able to fly at an altitude of more than 60,000ft (11.3 miles) – twice as high as existing commercial planes.
The concept images are the result of extensive testing by the cutting-edge aerospace company.
However, an alien life conspiracy theorist believes footage from a failed test flight carried out in May by Virgin Orbit contains proof of extraterrestrial interference.
UFO fan Scott Waring took to his blog etdatabase.com to share his bizarre theory, confusing the two companies that are part of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group.
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According to Mr Hart, Virgin Orbit collected enough data on the flight to prove the rocket’s aerodynamic control algorithms, in addition to calculating the cause of the first stage engine failure.
He said at the time: “The moments after dropping the rocket – in that data – we verified our entire aerodynamic database as we dropped the rocket off the aeroplane.
“We verified our control algorithms as our fins worked really hard to control the rocket through the turbulent flow around the aeroplane, and into the steady state flow as the rocket dropped through the air for about four or five seconds.”