Virgin Galactic is Set to Send Tourists Into Space This Year

Virgin Galactic's latest glide test saw VSS Unity sent up from California's Mojave Air and Space Port attached to a twin-fuselage White Knight carrier airplane.

The test, which comes more than three years since the firm's fatal crash, saw the craft manoeuvre safely to the ground from an altitude of 50,000 feet (15,000m).

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson has claimed VSS Unity, the second version of the company's SpaceShipTwo, will take people on suborbital test flights by April.

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Kanedas_Bike308d ago

Love the idea. No way I’m signing up for it 😅

Nu303d ago

Low Earth orbit most likely