Virgin Galactic edges closer to space

VSS Unity has completed another powered test flight, edging a bit closer to the Karman Line.  On today’s test flight out of Mojave Air & Space Port, they fired their engine for 42 seconds and the coasted to an apogee of 170,800 feet/32.3 miles/52 kilometers.  This is a little over halfway to the official demarkation of space, and puts them one step closer to taking paying customers on suborbital spaceflight.


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