Spectacular photos of SpaceShipTwo breaking the sound barrierSpaceShipTwo just finished its third rocket-powered test and reached the highest altitude its ever been at 71,000 feet by hitting a maximum velocity of Mach 1.4. You can see the new reflective coating on the rocket plane's tail booms which perfectly reflects the flame and our Earth. Lovely. Cant wait to book my ticket!

Here's the complete sequence:

Spectacular photos of SpaceShipTwo breaking the sound barrierSpaceShipTwo falls, just dropped from the mothership.

Spectacular photos of SpaceShipTwo breaking the sound barrierAfter being dropped from her mothership, SpaceShipTwo ignites its engine. The photo is taken from WhiteKnightTwo.

Spectacular photos of SpaceShipTwo breaking the sound barrierAft view as she keeps climbing.

Spectacular photos of SpaceShipTwo breaking the sound barrier

Maximum thrust of the hybrid engine.

Spectacular photos of SpaceShipTwo breaking the sound barrierEngine burnout.


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