The Virgin Galactic supersonic flight took place with the SpaceShipTwo, and this is what it looks like. It's not space space yet, but still damn good.

They conducted its second supersonic test flight over the Mojave desert and after being released from the WhiteKnightTwo mothership at 42,000 feet, SpaceShipTwo fired a column of flames from the engine before reaching an altitude of 69,000 feet.

Not bad for Richard Branson's little startup. They hybrid engine burned for 20 seconds, four more than the lasts test flight and everything went smoothly and back for its descent back to Earth.

The spacecraft ultimately reached a top speed of Mach 1.6, the fastest yet. Branson wrote on his blog. "Our spaceship is now the highest commercial winged vehicle in history!"

[Virgin Galactic]