Virgin Galactic SpaceShip2 Test Flight

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A TSC employee checks WK2 prior to the first powered flight of Virgin... NachrichtenfotoArbeiten,Berufsbezeichnung,Finanzen,Horizontal,Kalifornien,Lachgas,Lebensstil,Mojavewüste,Raumfahrzeug,Reise,Richard Branson,USA,Verkehrswesen,Virgin Galactic,Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo,Weltraum-Mission,Weltraumforschung,Wissenschaft und TechnikPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Virgin GalacticMOJAVE, CA - APRIL 29: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SUBJECT SPECIFIC TV BROADCAST DOCUMENTARIES OR BOOK USE) A TSC employee checks WK2 prior to the first powered flight of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo on April 29, 2013 in Mojave, California. SpaceShipTwo is a private enterprise aircraft, designed to carry paying passengers into space. The spacecraft was dropped from the mothership at high altitude and fired it's engine for a approximate 16-second burn taking the craft through the sound barrier. The hybrid rocket motor is fueled by nitrous oxide and a rubber propellent combination. The motor can be 'shut down' at any time for safety and flight requirement purposes. (Photo by Mark Greenberg/Virgin Galactic/Getty Images)