The third such test flight examined the spaceship's reaction control system and thermal protection.
Thanks to a new video shot from the tail of SpaceShipTwo, we can see what space tourism might look like, at least from the window view that $250,000 buys.
The commercial spaceline, co-owned by billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Group, just pushed its flagship aircraft higher and faster than ever before in a second rocket-powered flight.
Austrian daredevil dives from 24 miles above Earth, breaking the sound barrier and also breaking a YouTube record for most concurrent live video streams.
The wait will drag on for daredevil Felix Baumgartner, as his attempt at a breathtaking, record-setting freefall continues to be bedeviled by the weather.
The space plane hits Mach 1.2 as Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson sees "full space flight" by the end of 2013.
The daredevil parachutist wants to be the first person ever to hit Mach 1 in a freefall. But today's jump has been aborted because of gusting winds.
Red Bull Stratos releases the final data from Felix Baumgartner's breathtaking skydive last October. Seems he got to Mach 1.25, not the woeful Mach 1.24 of the previous estimate.
Felix Baumgartner isn't your garden-variety parachutist. And now he's got the nearly final green light to go for the breathtaking, record-setting gusto.
Felix Baumgartner aims to be the first human to break the sound barrier in a freefall, departing a balloon-slung gondola at 121,000 feet -- the edge of space.