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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

With its engine RocketMotorTwo attached, SpaceShipTwo conducts a glide test above California's Mojave Desert on December 19, 2012.

SpaceShipTwo Update... Late last month, Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo (SS2) finally underwent a glide test with its engine, known as RocketMotorTwo, as well as other components of its propulsion system attached to the vehicle. There are still two more unpowered flights planned for SS2 before Scaled Composites, the maker of this spacecraft as well as its mothership, WhiteKnightTwo, completes this phase of the test program. Powered flights involving SS2 finally using its engine to launch the craft into suborbital altitude (60-plus miles above the Earth) will then ensue.

SpaceShipTwo lands at the Mojave Air and Spaceport in California after successfully completing another glide test on December 19, 2012.
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