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Virgin Galactic 1st Spaceflight Spaceport America

Virgin Galactic Completes First Human Spaceflight from Spaceport America, New Mexico

Today's flight sees New Mexico become the third US state to launch humans into space.

VSS Unity achieved a speed of Mach 3 after being released from the mothership, VMS Eve, and reached space, at an altitude of 55.45 miles before gliding smoothly to a runway landing at Spaceport America.