The only people aboard Unity during today's flight were pilots Dave Mackay and Mark "Forger" Stucky. But the vehicle could begin flying paying customers as early as this year if the test campaign continues to go well, Virgin Galactic representatives have said. Company founder Sir Richard Branson has said he plans to be on the vehicle's first commercial flight.

Now to find 200K discretionary funding lying around.

posted by francopoli: 266 days ago