Virgin Galactic’s First Space Tourists Finally Soar

From an AP story by Susan Montoya Bryan and Marcia Dunn headlined “Virgin Galactic’s first space tourists finally soar, an Olympian and a mother-and-daughter duo”:

Virgin Galactic rocketed to the edge of space with its first tourists Thursday, a former British Olympian who bought his ticket 18 years ago and a mother-daughter duo from the Caribbean.

The space plane glided back to a runway landing at Spaceport America in the New Mexico desert, after a brief flight that gave passengers a few minutes of weightlessness.