SpaceShipTwo Fires Rocket Engines for First Ever Supersonic Test Flight- Photos & Video


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SpaceShipTwo Fires Rocket Engines for First Ever Supersonic Test Flight- Photos & Video

by KEN KREMER on APRIL 29, 2013

SpaceShipTwo fires her rocket motor in flight for 1st time on April 29, 2013. Credit:  MarsScientific.com

SpaceShipTwo fires her rocket motor in flight for 1st time on April 29, 2013. Credit: MarsScientific.com
Updated with more Photos & Video

In a momentous and long awaited day in spaceflight, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo (SS2) commercial spaceliner named “Enterprise” lit up her hybrid rocket engines in flight and reached supersonic speeds for the first time in history, today, Monday, April 29, 2013 – in the skies over the Mojave Desert in California.

“What a feeling to be on the ground with all the team in Mojave to witness Virgin Galactic go faster than the speed of sound,” wrote Virgin Galacic founder and owner, billionaire Sir Richard Branson, a short while ago.

Branson wants to bring the incomparable joys of human spaceflight– including weightlessness and spectacular views of the Earth’s curvature-…

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