Awesome Images From the Flight of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo

WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo take off at 7:11 a.m. PST from the Mojave Air and Space Port. (Credit: Kenneth Brown)

WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo take off from the Mojave Air and Space Port.

SpaceShipTwo fires its hybrid engine. (Credit: Kenneth Brown)

SpaceShipTwo is dropped and fires its engine.

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo’s first flight above 50 miles on Dec. 13, 2018. (Credit: Virgin Galactic)

A closeup of SpaceShipTwo in powered flight.

The curvature of the Earth from SpaceShipTwo. (Credit: Virgin Galactic)

C.J. Sturckow and Mark Stucky got some great views of the Earth.

A view from inside the cockpit. (Credit: Virgin Galactic)

SpaceShipTwo has a lot of windows.

A view from SpacehipTwo. (Credit: Virgin Galactic)

The pilots could see the curvature of our planet from 51.4 miles.

SpaceShipTwo lands after a successful flight test. (Credit: Virgin Galactic)

SpaceShipTwo touches down on Ruway 12-30.

SpaceShipTwo’s two pilots after landing. (Credit: Virgin Galactic)

The pilots after landing.

Richard Branson with the pilots of SpaceShipTwo. (Credit: Virgin Galactic)

Richard Branson celebrates with the pilots.