SpaceShipTwo takes test flight in Mojave


It was another successful test for Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo.

Lift off was just after 8 a.m. Friday morning at Mojave Air and Space Port.

SpaceShipTwo was supposed to launch Wednesday, but was delayed because of winds.

The test flight is a step toward commercial space tourism.

More than 600 people have committed up to $250,000 for rides in the six-passenger rocket.

During Friday’s test flight, the aircraft reached a little over 295,000 feet.

It traveled more than three times the speed of sound. 

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