The flight took place this week and took the Enterprise to the air from the Mojave Air and Spaceport. According to Virgin Galactic, the flight was a success.
The flight began with a controlled, real-world environment of the spaceships aerodynamics. In the future, when it will be used to lorry those rich enough to pay $200,000 for a flight on the Earth's orbit, VSS Enterprise will have to be taken to an altitude of 50,000, while attached to the booster vehicle's twin fuselages.
“Seeing the finished spaceship in December was a major day for us but watching VSS Enterprise fly for the first time really brings
"It comes as no surprise that the flight went so well; the Scaled team is uniquely qualified to bring this important and incredible dream to reality. Today was another major step along that road and a testament to US engineering and innovation.”
Soon enough, autoevolution will extensively tell you all you need to know about the project, in our Coverstory section.