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Second Powered Test with Private Space Ship

The private SpaceShipOne rocket plane made a second powered flight today, and overcame previous difficulties with landing.



This article has the contains the coverage.

Built by Scaled Composites of Mojave, California, the piloted vehicle was powered by a hybrid rocket motor to over 105,000 feet. The engine burned for 40 seconds, zipping to Mach 2, or two times the speed of sound, according to a source that witnessed the test flight high above Mojave, California skies.
A fairly large, but cool picture here

More pictures at the website

Previously the FAA had issued a one year license for the rocket plane.


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