Virgin Galactic Makes It Into Space

Credit: SpaceShipTwo: Virgin Galactic
MOJAVE, California—Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane Unity powered its way at Mach 2.9 to an altitude of more than 51 mi. above Southern California on Dec. 13, going higher and faster than ever before and setting the scene for the long-anticipated beginning of space tourism...
Guy Norris

Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, covering technology and propulsion. He is based in Colorado Springs.

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