Virgin Galactic’s tourist spaceship being sent to New Mexico

New Mexico

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A special carrier aircraft is carrying Virgin Galactic’s spaceship VSS Unity from Southern California on a long-awaited ferry flight to its new home in New Mexico, where it will be prepared for commercial operations carrying tourists on hops into space.

The long-awaited move began Thursday at Mojave Air & Space Port in the Mojave Desert.

The flight will take the spaceship to Spaceport America in southern New Mexico.

The move to New Mexico marks a significant milestone toward commercial flights, which the company has said it anticipates will begin this year. 

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