Virgin Galactic’s Chief Astronaut Trainer Beth Moses describes floating in zero gravity aboard SpaceSHipTwo VSS Unity. The company’s ninth powered flight reached an altitude of 295,007 ft (89.9 km/55.87 miles) over the California’s Mojave Desert. This makes Moses and pilots David Mackay and Mike ‘Sooch’ Masucci eligible for civilian astronaut wings.
Richard Branson’s space tourism company expects to begin making commercial flights to space a reality later in 2019. The British billionaire plans to be aboard the first flight.