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SpaceShipTwo Carrier Craft Makes Successful First Flight
WhiteKnightTwo took to the air for the first time Sunday morning, Dec. 21, 2008 following several weeks of taxi tests. The big, twin fuselage airplane took off at 8:17 a.m. PST and landed an hour later to the applause of spectators watching at the Mojave Air and Spaceport.
(Image: © Bill Deaver/Mojave Desert News)


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