Incredible images of SpaceShipTwo’s test flight

These scenes may look like computer-generated spaceship shots for a summer sci-fi movie, but they're totally real photos taken during Friday's test flight of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane.

A camera mounted on one of SpaceShipTwo's tail booms shows the blast of the plane's hybrid rocket engine.

WhiteKnightTwo's camera shows SpaceShipTwo's rocket engine lighting up.

A camera mounted on the WhiteKnightTwo carrier airplane shows SpaceShipTwo falling away just before its rocket firing on Friday over California's Mojave Desert.

A camera looking back over SpaceShipTwo's fuselage shows the rocket burn with a Mojave Desert vista in the background.