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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo completed its second powered on Sept. 5, 2013 above California's Mojave Desert.  Released at 46,000 ft from WhiteKnightTwo, the spaceship blasted its way to a maximum altitude of 65,000.  SpaceShipTwo's hybrid rocket engine fired for 20 seconds thrusting it to a top speed of Mach 1.6. [as reported in SPACE.COM]

SpaceShipTwo is Virgin Galactic’s suborbital spaceship designed to carry passengers into space. It is being designed and manufactured by Scaled Composites in Mojave, California.



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