Virgin Galactic held us in awe when its VSS Unity spacecraft took to the skies for its first fully-crewed flight in July 2021, carrying a crew that included the company's billionaire founder Richard Branson.
The spacecraft was launched and landed safely back at Spaceport America after a successful 59-minute flight, bringing to reality a dream Branson has nursed for years.
But Branson is not the only one enthused about going to space. Space travel is a dream that has captured the imaginations of people for centuries. So, what's Virgin Galactic? And what does it really take to go into space? Let's take a look.