Virgin Galactic Makes History With Second Commercial Spaceflight

"For the three of us today, this was the fulfillment of lifelong ambitions, but paradoxically is also just the beginning of an adventure which we can’t wait to share with thousands of others," he said.

The company released video of the flight...

 

...as well as a brief video depicting what Earth looked like from the passengers' vantage point:

 

Several other companies, including Elon Musk's SpaceX and Jeff Bezos Blue Origin are still testing unmanned rockets. But both executives are no doubt aware of the fact that, after Friday's launch, the competition to "own" commercial space travel is heating up.

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