The first space flight by Virgin Galactic in almost two years was launched on

Thursday, A Critical Final Test Before The Company Begins Operating Commercially.

“WE HAVE REACHED SPACE!” Tweeted Virgin Galactic, adding approximately 11

Minutes Later That The Spacecraft Had Successfully Landed. The stock of Virgin Galactic closed at $4.05 a

Share On Thursday, Down About 8%. As part of Unity 25, the company will make its fifth space flight.

Six Virgin Galactic Employees Were Aboard For The Short Trip From Spaceport America

In New Mexico. It Marks Virgin Galactic's Final Assessment Flight. At approximately 11:15 a.m. ET, the

Company's VSS Unity Spacecraft Was Launched Aboard VMS Eve, A Carrier Aircraft, At An Altitude Of About 40,000 Feet.

Soon After Noon Eastern Time, Rocket-Powered Vehicle VMS Eve Was Released Into Space, Allowing VSS

Unity To Fire Its Engines And Climb Over 80 Kilometers (About 262,000 Feet). Ultimately, It Reached A Height Of

Approximately 286,176 Feet. Suborbital flights, also known as suborbital flights, allow passengers to experience

Weightlessness For Only A Couple Of Minutes, As Opposed To Elon Musk's SpaceX's Much

Shorter, More Difficult, And More Expensive Private Orbital Flights. the company has received 600

Reservations For Tickets On Future Flights, Which Are Priced Between $250,000 And

$300,000. Prices For Tickets Began At $450,000 Per Seat In 2021 When Ticket Sales Reopened.