According to the news source of the tourism sector, tourism news Center, the flight test of the vehicle that will carry tourists to space, carried out by British businessman Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company, was successful.
After taking off from the US state of New Mexico, the spaceplane named vss unity, which separated from the carrier aircraft at an altitude of 14 kilometers, glided for 9 minutes and returned to the base, while the test flight will be analyzed in the coming days. Virgin Galactic, which aims to carry out the rocket test of the spacecraft this year, will include 2 pilots and 4 experts on the flight.
So far, more than 600 people from around the world have bought tickets for space travel. Space tourists will be able to observe the Earth and experience a zero-gravity environment. The suborbital flight is planned to reach an altitude of 50 miles, or 80 kilometers.
In the space tourist flight, a carrier aircraft will be used to take off from the ground. After reaching a certain altitude, the rocket engine of the spaceship separated from the carrier will be ignited and the desired altitude will be reached.
However, Richard Branson's satellite launch company Virgin Orbit filed for bankruptcy in recent weeks.