Virgin Galactic’s suborbital space plane VSS Unity just soared to new heights, and you can go along for the ride, thanks to a new video.
Unity aced its third-ever rocket-powered test flight yesterday (July 26), reaching a maximum altitude of 170,800 feet (52,060 meters) and a top speed of Mach 2.47. (Mach 1 is the speed of sound, about 767 mph, or 1,235 km/h, at sea level.)
Neither Unity nor its predecessor, VSS Enterprise, had ever gone so high before, Virgin Galactic representatives said. [Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity Spaceliner in Pictures]