A twin-fuselage jet took off carrying Virgin Galactic‘s rocket plane with a three-man crew from Italy into the New Mexico sky on Thursday for a high-altitude launch of the company’s first flight of paying customers to the edge of space.

A twin-fuselage jet took off carrying Virgin Galactic‘s rocket plane with a three-man crew from Italy into the New Mexico sky on Thursday for a high-altitude launch of the company’s first flight of paying customers to the edge of space.