Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Completes Inaugural Captive FlightS

The dream of privately-operated, civilian-accessible space flight took another step toward reality today when Virgin Galactic-backed Scaled Composite's SpaceshipTwo successfully completed its first captive flight attached to the twin-hulled WhiteKnight, reaching an altitude of 45,000ft over the Mojave.

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[Virgin Galactic via Wired]