Virgin Galactic Milestone Reached.

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo (SS2) reached another goal this week prior to commercial space flights beginning later this year.

Feathered Flight during Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo's third powered flight on January 10,  2014 over the Mojave desert. This image was taken by MARS Scientific as part of the Mobile Aerospace Reconnaissance System optical tracking system.

SS2 successfully completed a third rocket-powered supersonic flight test this week.

The SS2 is carried high into the atmosphere by the WhiteKnightTwo (WK2) craft and then launched into orbit.  The return trip is a long glide back to the spaceport in New Mexico.

I just wonder who is going to be the first to ride SS2?

– Ex astris, scientia –

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