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Footage shows Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo take first successful test flight

This captioned movie shows Virgin Galactic's prototype SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity complete its first supersonic, rocket-powered flight, taking the company one step closer to commercial space travel.

The test, which took place earlier this month, was the first successful supersonic flight carried out by Virgin Galactic since the VSS Enterprise crashed in 2014.

The company plans to fly passengers into space to view the Earth and experience several minutes of weightlessness at $250,000 per seat.

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