Image of the Day: Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo in flight

Credit: Bill Deaver/Deaver-Wiggins and Associates

Photographer Bill Deaver didn't use fancy equipment to snap this excellent photo of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, just a handheld Nikon D90 with a Tamron 18-250mm lens. Deaver said in an interview with "I've been trying to get that shot for some time and this morning the 'stars' lined up just right!"

His patience definitely paid off during the April 3 test, because this image looks perfect; almost too perfect. But it's the real thing and we can't wait to see if Deaver delights us with more incredible images of SpaeShipTwo in flight.

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Via io9

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