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Virgin Galactic's Second SpaceShipTwo

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Virgin Galactic's The Spaceship Company is currently building a second SpaceShipTwo vehicle in Mojave, California. The first SpaceShipTwo broke apart and crashed on Oct. 31, 2014 during a test flight accident that killed co-pilot Michael Alsbury and injured pilot Peter Siebold.

Second SpaceShipTwo Under Construction

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Virgin Galactic's second SpaceShipTwo under construction in Mojave, California.

Virgin Galactic's second SpaceShipTwo

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Virgin Galactic's second SpaceShipTwo suborbital spacecraft is seen under construction. Virgin Galactic plans to use SpaceShipTwo to launch two pilots and six passengers on suborbital spaceflights. Tickets are available for $250,000 per seat.

Virgin Galactic's Second SpaceShipTwo First Time on Landing Gear

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Virgin Galactic's second SpaceShipTwo is lowered on to its own landing gear for the first time.

Whitesides and Second Spaceshiptwo

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Virgin Galactic's CEO, George Whitesides, stands in front of the second SpaceShipTwo.

Whitesides Speaks in Hangar Housing Second Spaceshiptwo

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Virgin Galactic's CEO, George Whitesides, congratulates the team in Mojave after completing another important milestone in the process of assembling and integrating the second SpaceShipTwo - Weight on Wheels.

Next SpaceShipTwo Under Construction

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Virgin Galactic's second SpaceShipTwo vehicle under construction at a hangar in Mojave, California. The first SpaceShipTwo was destroyed in a tragic accident in October 2014 that killed copilot Michael Alsbury and injured pilot Peter Siebold.

Virgin Galactic's Second SpaceShipTwo and WhiteKnightTwo

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The second SpaceShipTwo under construction with WhiteKnightTwo in the distance.

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