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Photos: Virgin Galactic's 1st SpaceShipTwo Powered Flight Test

SpaceShipTwo Drop Launch

Virgin Galactic

An artist's illustration of a SpaceShipTwo drop launch from its mothership WhiteKnightTwo. [See full story.]

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