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Crew chief, Steve Losey and aerospace engineer, Jason DiVenere... ニュース写真Virgin Galactic,アメリカ合州国,カリフォルニア州,クローズアップ,スペースシップツー,ベストショット,モハベ砂漠,ライフスタイル,リチャード・ブランソン,乗員,亜酸化窒素,交通輸送,宇宙の乗りもの,宇宙ミッション,旅行,横位置,科学技術,経済,話し合いPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Virgin GalacticMOJAVE, CA - APRIL 29: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SUBJECT SPECIFIC TV BROADCAST DOCUMENTARIES OR BOOK USE) Crew chief, Steve Losey and aerospace engineer, Jason DiVenere discuss last minute pre-flight details, prior to the first powered flight of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo on April 29, 2013 in Mojave, California. SpaceShipTwo is a private enterprise aircraft, designed to carry paying passengers into space. The spacecraft was dropped from the mothership at high altitude and fired it's engine for a approximate 16-second burn taking the craft through the sound barrier. The hybrid rocket motor is fueled by nitrous oxide and a rubber propellent combination. The motor can be 'shut down' at any time for safety and flight requirement purposes. (Photo by Mark Greenberg/Virgin Galactic/Getty Images)