A scene from the cabin of SpaceShipTwo on Thursday, looking down on Earth from an altitude of about 80km. Photo: Virgin Galactic

Breakthrough as Virgin Galactic launches humans into space, a US first since the end of shuttle programme

  • The launch of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, which flew into space at an altitude of 80km, also makes it the first ever US commercial flight to carry humans
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A scene from the cabin of SpaceShipTwo on Thursday, looking down on Earth from an altitude of about 80km. Photo: Virgin Galactic
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