The Sir Richard Branson space firm Virgin Galactic sent a two passenger rocket ship at a height of 82.7 km, this is beyond the altitude at which space begins.
It’s the flights fourth test but this is the first time it reached to such high altitudes.
On Thursday, the SpaceShipTwo passenger rocket ship took off from the Mojave Desert in California. The company said the space ship’s motor burned for 60 seconds, travelling at 2.9 times the speed of sound as it gained height.
The plane carried two pilots and a mannequin named Annie as a stand-in passenger. The plane did not breach the 100km line, where Earth’s atmosphere ends.
No date has yet been given for the first of the 700 paying passengers to travel into space, but the company is optimistic that it’ll be next year.
Sir Richard is in a space race with Spacex’s Elon Musk and Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos. All these billionaire are spending heavily to start commercial operation and make space travel a reality for general public.