Flying with SpaceShipTwo

WhiteKnightTwo Carrier aircraft

42.7m wingspan

Four Pratt and Whitney P308 engines

Hybrid rocket system

SpaceShipTwo

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Spaceship climbs to 70 miles. Passengers experience weightlessness

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Engines propel SpaceShipTwo into a near-vertical climb at close to Mach 3.5

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Wings pivot forward to a ‘feathered’

re-entry configuration

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Carrier aircraft climbs to 9 miles (15km) before releasing SpaceShipTwo

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At 9 miles the wings de-feather for the glide home

WhiteKnightTwo Carrier aircraft

3

Spaceship climbs to 70 miles. Passengers experience weightlessness

42.7m wingspan

Four Pratt and Whitney P308 engines

2

Engines propel SpaceShipTwo into a near-vertical climb at close to Mach 3.5

Hybrid rocket system

SpaceShipTwo

4

Wings pivot forward to a ‘feathered’ re-entry configuration

1

Carrier aircraft climbs to 9 miles (15km) before releasing SpaceShipTwo

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At 9 miles the wings de-feather for the glide home