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Virgin Galactic’s spaceplane finally makes it to space for the first time

Virgin Galactic’s spaceplane finally makes it to space for the first time

The Verge - Loren Grush

‘SpaceShipTwo, welcome to space’ At long last, space tourism venture Virgin Galactic has sent a vehicle into space. Early Thursday morning, the company’s passenger spaceplane, the VSS Unity, ignited its rocket engine longer than ever before over the Mojave Desert, soaring above the 50-mile boundary …

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