Watch Virgin Galactic’s space plane soar 32 miles above the Earth

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Watch Virgin Galactic’s space plane soar 32 miles above the Earth
By Tristan Greene

Virgin Galactic’s passenger space plane, the VSS Unity, yesterday completed its third rocket-powered flight. Craft and crew returned safely after reaching a stunning new height of more than 32 miles above the surface. “Oh that is a million dollar view out the window Dave” says co-pilot Mike “Sooch” Masucci. That must not be counting the cost of the craft, which is nearly half a billion. This latest test flight is the Unity’s 14th, ahead of what Virgin Group founder Richard Branson hopes will be its official launch as the world’s first passenger spaceship later this year. Despite the boss insisting…

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