SpaceShipTwo had a successful glide flight this morning at the Mojave Air and Space Port. The suborbital space vehicle took off at 7:18 a.m. PDT underneath its WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft. It landed on runway 30 at 8:40 a.m. PDT after a brief glide flight.
The vehicles were accompanied by the Proteus aircraft for the high-altitude drop and a low-altitude chase plane. All three vehicles flew in formation over SpaceShipTwo after it landed.
This is the second of three planned glide flights with the engine configuration installed prior to the start of powered flights later.
The most recent Scaled Composites engine test took place on Saturday, March 30. It was the 27th test in the series.
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