This week Virgin Galactic‘s rocket-powered spacecraft, VSS Unity, underwent a successful test run in Mojave, California. Pilots Mark Stucky and Dave Mackay were in charge of the experiment, which saw VSS Unity going supersonic for the first time under rocket power.
The last time the spacecraft was tested was back in 2014 when the SpaceShipTwo Enterprise broke up. Since, Virgin Galactic has reworked a number of components, as they are now lengthening the number of runs.
VSS Unity is built by The Spaceship Company, a subsidiary of Virgin Group.
In related news, NASA and Lockheed Martin’s supersonic “X-Plane” is quiet AF. Check it out below.