Finally, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo “achieved its first solo glide flight yesterday, marking another step in the company’s eventual plans to fly paying passengers.” Company representatives say that the flight lasted 25-minutes. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for a video.

SpaceShipTwo was carried aloft by its mothership to an altitude of 45,000ft and released over the Mojave Desert. ‘It flew beautifully,’ said Virgin Galactic chief executive George Whitesides.

[via Dailymail]