SpaceShipTwo made another successful glide flight at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California on Saturday morning. The space plane took off under its WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft at 6:57 a.m. PDT. It glided to a landing about an hour later after a brief glide flight. WhiteKnightTwo conducted touch-and-gos on the runway for about a half hour before touching down at around 8:27 a.m. PDT.
This test marked the 93rd flight for WhiteKnightTwo and the 22nd glide flight for SpaceShipTwo.
Conditions at the spaceport were smoky due to a wildfire in the nearby mountains that began burning on Friday afternoon. This partly accounts for the different colors of the sky in photos of the drop test.
More images below. Thanks to all my friends for contributing the photos.