Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo has finally completed a flight from its home spaceport for the first time, edging closer to commercial journeys to space. The company announced Friday's flight on social media, sharing photos of the spaceship. Virgin Galactic SpaceshipTwo Unity flys free in the New Mexico Airspace for the first time on Friday, May 1, 2020. This press release features multimedia. View the … Virgin Galactic says it first studied the LauncherOne concept in 2007, and development began in earnest in 2012. Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPCE) ("Virgin Galactic" or "the Company") and The Spaceship Company ("TSC") today announced the successful completion of its first SpaceShipTwo test flight from Spaceport America. ET May 1, 2020 | Updated 2:57 p.m. Virgin Galactic's spaceship VSS Unity has landed in the New Mexico desert after its first glide flight from Spaceport America. July 2008 The Virgin Galactic mothership, which will take the passenger rocket-plane into near space, is unveiled. Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo makes its first gliding test flight over New Mexico by Alan Boyle on May 1, 2020 at 4:02 pm May 2, 2020 at 10:54 am Comments 5 … The first space flights are now due in 2010. The company announced Friday's flight on social media, sharing photos of the spaceship. Virgin Galactic SpaceshipTwo Unity flys free in the New Mexico Airspace for the first time on Friday, May 1, 2020. Virgin Galactic's spaceship VSS Unity has landed in the New Mexico desert after its first glide flight from Spaceport America. Virgin Galactic completes first glide flight in New Mexico Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press Published 2:55 p.m. The test flight represents the first time that the Unity has flown independently in New Mexico airspace. Virgin Orbit, the sister company of Virgin Galactic, could test its rocket engine in flight as early as Sunday in a busy week for historic test flights.