Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo completed its second powered on Sept. 5, 2013 above California's Mojave Desert. Released at 46,000 ft from WhiteKnightTwo, the spaceship blasted its way to a maximum altitude of 65,000. SpaceShipTwo's hybrid rocket engine fired for 20 seconds thrusting it to a top speed of Mach 1.6. [as reported in SPACE.COM]
SpaceShipTwo is Virgin Galactic’s suborbital spaceship designed to carry passengers into space. It is being designed and manufactured by Scaled Composites in Mojave, California.
Did You Know:
Although Scaled Composites does not hire interns, they are actively hiring for a number of different engineering positions - http://www.scaled.com/careers/