Video Caption: Footage from Virgin Galactic’s recent Hybrid Rocket Motor Test
Editor’s Note: I saw this test while I was driving into Mojave. Managed to pull off the highway and catch the ending of it. You’ll notice the video fades out prior to shutdown, and there’s a reason for that. The shutdown didn’t seem to go that well. The best I can describe it as is the engine seemed to burp. The flame went down, then shot up again briefly, before shutting down. That was followed by the venting of some white gas.