Private spaceship, VSS Enterprise, makes test flight

The private spaceship, VSS Enterprise, made its first manned test flight on-board the mothership WhiteKnightTwo.

The Virgin Galactic suborbital spaceliner SpaceShipTwo makes its first crewed flight on July 15, 2010 over the Mojave Desert in California, one of a series of test flights before the first flight of the passenger ship for space tourism flights.

  The VSS Enterprise is designed to carry eight people, 6 passengers and 2 crew members on a suborbital flight.  While not designed to reach orbit, the spaceship will reach suborbit for a few minutes, allowing the passengers a view of the blackness of space and of glowing earth.

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