Virgin Galactic SpaceShip2 Test Flight

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Sir Richard Branson, Scaled employee Brian Culler, Galactic President... Foto di attualitàBurt Rutan,California,Composizione orizzontale,Deserto Mojave,Dirigente,Esplorazione dello spazio,Evento,Finanza,Lavorare,Missione nello spazio,Occupazione,Ossido nitroso,Presidente,Richard Branson,Scienza e Tecnologia,SpaceShip Two,Stati Uniti d'America,Stili di vita,Tipo di trasporto,Veicolo spaziale,Viaggi,Virgin GalacticPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Virgin GalacticMOJAVE, CA - APRIL 29: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SUBJECT SPECIFIC TV BROADCAST DOCUMENTARIES OR BOOK USE) Sir Richard Branson, Scaled employee Brian Culler, Galactic President and CEO George Whitesides, Matt Stinemetze, program managers with Burt Rutan far right during 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)