05/22/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

VSS Enterprise PHOTOS: Virgin Galactic Spaceship's Virgin Flight

The VSS Enterprise was unveiled last December, and today flew for the first time out of Mojave Spaceport in California, as captured in the image above. "VSS Enterprise remained attached to its unique WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft, VMS Eve, for the duration of the 2 hours 54 minutes flight, achieving an altitude of 45,000ft (13716 metres)."

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