No, it's not Jeff Bezos' company, this time it was Richard Branson's turn to celebrate the success of his flight over the earth's atmosphere.
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This article was translated using AI technologies from our Spanish edition. Errors can occur as a result of this process.
In the race for space tourism, Virgin Galactic successfully conducted its third flight test to launch tourists into space. This is how the VSS Unity, a two-pilot ship, rose into the atmosphere.
On the weekend of May 22nd, the aircraft carrier VSM Eve left Spaceport America in New Mexico in the USA with the spaceship, which after propulsion reached an altitude of 89 kilometers.
This means that Richard Branson's company is ready to take tourists into space.
On May 22, 2021, Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity spacecraft completed the first human space flight from Spaceport America, New Mexico, with two pilots peaking 89 kilometers above the ground. The flight is an important step towards the opening of commercial space travel, ”explains the company in the description of the flight video on YouTube.
It's important to note that the United States government recognizes the 80-kilometer mark as the edge of space, according to CNN.
Are we ready to see Earth from space?
Aerospace companies like Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin have run tests to trick people into observing space for just a few minutes. After several attempts, Virgin Galactic managed a successful trip and apparently has already reserved 600 tickets for them.
Welcome to the # Unity21 cockpit. Hear the highlights of space travel from our pilots CJ Sturckow and Dave Mackay. #VirginGalactic pic.twitter.com/6xEk6hdWBN
– Virgin Galactic (@virgingalactic) May 24, 2021