SpaceShipTwo is the first spaceship which is open for space tourists. The spaceship belongs to the Virgin Galactic Group, which released a video of SpaceShipTwo´s test flight earlier this month to promote space tourism.
In the video, the commercial spaceship departs almost vertically from its mother ship VMS Eve. This manoeuver is called "feather configuration" and was made over the Mojave Desert in the first week of May.
At a height of 51,500 feet, SpaceShipTwo separated from VMS Eve, performed a 65-dregree turn and dropped 15,500 feet per minute. After 75 seconds it straightened up and landed after 11 minutes.
The first commercial passengers are expected for 2012.