First glide flight test for VSS Unity spaceship proves successful in Mojave

Posted at 10:31 PM, Dec 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-06 01:31:40-05

The first test flight for a new spaceship built by The Spaceship Company proved successful in Mojave over the weekend.

VSS Unity was piloted by Mark Stucky and Dave Mackay. The flight lasted an hour and 20 minutes and data was collected during that time.

This glide flight was the first of many, which will be followed by rocket powered test flights.

A video of the test flight can be found on Virgin Galactic’s website.