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Rutan SpaceShipTwo



The six passenger SpaceShipTwo is carried aloft by WhiteKnightTwo.


Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo made its second successful powered flight on 5 September 2013 from Mojave Air and Space Port in California.

SpaceShipTwo, funded by billionaire Richard Branson, was carried to an altitude of 42,000 feet attached to the “mothership” and then climbed to 69,000 feet under its own power before descending back to Mojave.




"In addition to achieving the highest altitude and greatest speed to date, the test flight demonstrated the vehicle's full technical mission profile in a single flight for the first time ... All of the test objectives were successfully completed," the company said.



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