As we were waiting for the flight to happen, my husband took this photo. It's interesting to see the ground crew do last minute pre-flight check. Once the spaceship was cleared for take off, I saw the ground crew pack up their gear and the emergency Fire trucks come out and follow the spaceship. It's rather amazing to see the rather large spaceship take off and climb up into the sky. When it gets to a certain altitude (10 miles), the space ship, which is at the center of the mother ship is released. No rockets are fired for this test glide flight, and the space ship takes 10 minutes to descend 10 miles to the runway. For later test flights this year, the space ship, after release, will light its rocket and blast into space. To learn more visit their website: www.scaledcomposite.com.
While waiting for the space ship to return I did this line drawing of the windmills in the distant and the mountain range in the distant.