CNET brings you the Pictures of the Week -- the images from this week's tech stories that stood out, defining the future and all that the world might become.
From outer space to the inner ear, biology to bionics, here are a few of this week's greatest hits.
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, billed as the world's first commercial space plane, notched an important milestone by firing its rocket engine during flight for the first time during a test flight this week at Mojave Air and Space Port in California.
During the flight, the space-ready passenger space plane detached from its dual-hull mothership, WhiteKnightTwo, at an altitude of 47,000 feet while being piloted by Mark Stucky and Mike Alsbury of builder Scaled Composites.
May 3, 2013 9:10 AM PDT
Photo by: Virgin Galactic/MarsScientific.com
| Caption by: James Martin
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