Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Reaches Space from New Mexicotoday's successful flight is the first in more than two years. With today's exciting test under its belt, the company is a big step closer to offering commercial tour flights up into space. Check out the clips below. The first shows the detachment from the carrier and the third video shows the ship rotate up in the dark reaches of the atmosphere with the curvature of the Earth in the background. It's pretty cool to be living in the future!
Welcome to space.
Highlights from the #UNITY21 spaceflight:
Location: Spaceport America, New Mexico
Speed: Mach 3
Space Altitude: 55.45mi
Today’s view: Infinite. #Unity21 made a beautiful ascent to apogee over Spaceport America, New Mexico. #VirginGalactic pic.twitter.com/jphjbMbSr2— Virgin Galactic (@virgingalactic) May 22, 2021
60 seconds of rocket burn, straight into space. #UNITY21 #VirginGalactic pic.twitter.com/yc87hWRLxc— Virgin Galactic (@virgingalactic) May 22, 2021
Space is too good not to share. Our proof is in the incredible views of Earth aboard #Unity21.— Virgin Galactic (@virgingalactic) May 23, 2021
See more from the spaceflight: https://t.co/jXAuNRAbpw#VirginGalactic pic.twitter.com/F1pdPmvDx2
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