View From Virgin Galactic VSS Unity, First Flight Into Space

Virgin’s VSS Unity suborbital spaceliner reached a maximum altitude of 51.4 miles (82.7 kilometers) during a rocket-powered test flight over California’s Mojave Desert, after firing its hybrid rocket motor for 60 seconds. That’s above the 50-mile (80 km) boundary that the United States Air Force uses when handing out astronaut wings.