The Virgin Galactic VSS Enterprise suborbital aircraft has successfully completed its first test flight in Mojave, California on Monday. If everything checks out, this craft will be used for commercial operations beginning next year. Video after the break.

As shown in the above photo (courtesy of Mark Greenberg), the craft remained attached to the VMS Eve mothership for the entirety of its 2 hour and 54 minute flight, reaching an altitude of 45,000 feet in the process.

[via Engadget]