Virgin Galactic Reaches Edge of Space in Historic Test Flight
It’s official… Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic reached the edge of space!????The current SpaceShipTwo vehicle, named VSS Unity, reached an altitude of 51.4 miles????That surpasses 50-miles, or 264,000 feet, the Air Force’s definition of space????The plane WhiteKnightTwo took it to release altitude before the rocket motor ignited????SpaceShipTwo then reached 2.9x the speed of sound to reach its target????It was carrying NASA payloads, putting the craft close to commercial weight????This is all part of Richard Branson’s plan to launch tourists into space????Virgin Galactic already has more than 600 people signed up for the $250,000 trip????