For the first time in the company’s history, Virgin Galactic made it more than 50 miles up above Earth.
According to the spaceflight company founded by Richard Branson, this marks the first time their spaceplane — called SpaceShipTwo — has made it to suborbital space. And they have the video to prove it.
“Today, we have shown that Virgin Galactic really can open space to change the world for good,” Branson said in a statement.
The next step for Virgin Galactic now hinges on when the company will start flying some of the 600 customers that have purchased $250,000 seats on the spaceplane.
Onward and upward.