Virgin Galactic successfully tested a new ship SpaceShipTwo
A year ago it became known that the company Virgin Galactic is not going to abandon the idea of space tourism after the disaster that happened with the first spacecraft SpaceShipTwo in 2014.
And so last Saturday, Virgin Galactic conducted successful trials of the aircraft VSS Unity (another name for SpaceShipTwo). It was the first test flight of the new ship.
SpaceShipTwo has been in the air for only about 10 minutes, and all this time the machine was in free flight, like a jet engine is not included. The maximum speed was about M=0.6, and the undocking occurred at an altitude of 15.2 km.
Virgin Galactic said that the flight went «very well.»