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Virgin Galactic closer to commercial space flights after weekend test

Virgin Galactic moved a step closer to commercial space flight next year after a successful test over the weekend from New Mexico.

The company’s third spaceflight was the first  from Spaceport America base, making New Mexico the third US state to launch humans into space.

The spaceship VSS Unity was dropped from mothership VMS Eve and achieved a speed of Mach 3 as hit space at attitude of 55.45 miles before gliding smoothly to a runway landing at Spaceport America.

The space tourism venture backed by British billionaire Richard Branson had originally scheduled the weekend test for February but it was delayed after read more ⇒

Source:: AirlineRatings.Com

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