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SpaceShipTwo's First Solo Glide Flight in Photos

Having a Nice Day

Mark Greenberg

Burt, Sir Richard and the Virgin Galactic team celebrate their success following the first drop and glide test of SpaceShipTwo on Oct. 10, 2010.

Success!

Mark Greenberg

Pete Seibold and Mike Melvill celebrate a successful first glide test of SpaceShipTwo on Oct. 10, 2010.

Pride

Mark Greenberg

VSS Enterprise and a very proud team in Mojave, following the first drop and glide test of SpaceShipTwo on Oct. 10, 2010.

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Space.com Staff
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