SpaceShipTwo Carried Aloft on Captive Carry Flight

WhiteKnightTwo carries SpaceShipTwo No. 2 on its first captive carry flight. (Credit: Douglas Messier)
WhiteKnightTwo carries SpaceShipTwo No. 2 on its first captive carry flight. (Credit: Douglas Messier)

Update: WhiteKnightTwo landed at about 3:45 pm PDT, which put the flight time at about 3 hours 42 minutes.

Virgin Galactic’s WhiteKnightTwo took off today with SpaceShipTwo attached for a captive carry flight test. The flight lifted off from Runway 12-30 at the Mojave Air and Spaceport in California at 12:03 p.m. PDT.

Reports are that the flight test is scheduled to last three to four hours. This is the first flight of a SpaceShipTwo since the first vehicle broke up during a powered flight test on Oct. 31, 2014.

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