Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity successfully completed its first supersonic, rocket-powered test flight at Mojave Air and Space Port. VSS Unity is the first vehicle to be built from start to finish by The Spaceship Company. The successful test flight marks a significant milestone for both Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company, as VSS Unity transitions into the final stages of its flight test program.
“VSS Unity’s rocket-powered test flight is a major accomplishment for Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company,” said Eric Stallmer, President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. “The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates Virgin Galactic as VSS Unity joins a growing number of commercial space vehicles that will provide cost-effective and frequent access to suborbital space for humans and research payloads.”