Virgin Galactic Takes Its Third Powered Flight Supersonic To 71,000 Feet
January 13, 2014 AT 7:40 PM
Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo took it’s third flight breaking the sound barrier, reaching mach 1.4 and hitting its highest altitude yet. At 71,000 ft (~13.5 miles) SpaceShipTwo flew for about 10 minutes until it glided back to earth. No official date has been announced for its first commercial flight.