Virgin Galactic sent its first test traveler into sub-space today. The organization’s main astronaut instructor Beth Moses went with two pilots on a flight 55.85 miles over the Earth, only a couple of miles underneath the universally perceived space boundary, 62 miles. This will probably come as good news to the in excess of 600 individuals from 58 nations who have paid or put down deposits for suborbital flights with Virgin Galactic – a portion of those travelers have been lining for upwards of 14 years.
Moses and the organization’s pilots took off soon after 11am ET locally available the SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity. Moses, who will prepare future space tourists, was there to assess client experience and the cabin, Reuters reports. A short time later, she considered it an “indescribable ride,” and to the company’s billionaire founder Richard Branson, she said, “you’re going to love it.”
Branson is among other moguls racing to bring travelers to space, and Virgin Galactic has been effectively pushing the boundaries, flying higher and quicker with heavier burdens to recreate the heaviness of travelers. Only a couple of months prior, SpaceShipTwo achieved space for the first time. What’s more, as Reuters notes, Branson would like to be the first traveler on SpaceShipTwo’s inaugural commercial flight as ahead of schedule as this mid year. In the event that the organization succeeds, it will offer 90-minute flights at the deal cost of $250,000.