The landing marked the official end of the first fully-private mission to the orbiting outpost and a turning point in NASA's goal to commercialise the region of space called low Earth orbit.
In his boldest adventure yet, thrill-seeking British billionaire joins five company employees to reach the edge of space high above the New Mexico desert.
Elon Musk's SpaceX has signed a deal with Axiom Space to transport the tourists along with a commander on one of its Crew Dragon capsules in the second half of 2021.
A 90-minute flight, which allows passengers to experience a few minutes of weightlessness and see the Earth’s curvature, costs $250,000.
Virgin Galactic aims to take paying customers on the six-passenger rocket, with company founder Richard Branson saying there will be more test flights and if all goes well he will take a ride before the public gets its chance.
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