Back of the SpaceShipTwo rocket motor

The motor that powered Virgin Galactic's VSS unity into space has been donated to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. In a formal ceremony on Thursday, the hybrid rocket motor built by The Spaceship Company (TSC) for the spaceplane was transferred to the museum by Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson, where it will be exhibited as part of its new "Future of Spaceflight" commercial space flight gallery.

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