Virgin Galactic’s carrier plane flies for the first time since 2021

Virgin Galactic’s carrier plane has just taken to the skies for the first time in almost 16 months.

The plane, known as VMS Eve, conducted a test flight from California’s Mojave Air and Space Port on Wednesday (February 15), Virgin Galactic announced in a quick Twitter update (opens in new tab). The flight lasted more than 2.5 hours and reached a maximum altitude of about 41,500 feet (12,650 meters), according to SpaceNews. (opens in new tab)quoted the flight tracking data.

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