Virgin Galactic said the test flight reached an altitude of 51.4 miles, or nearly 83 kilometers. Just how high can you get for $200,000? An Australian astronaut has been critical of Sir Richard Branson’s space tourism bid. This website uses cookies for analytics and to give you the best user experience when you visit our site. Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo will carry six passengers up past 328,000 feet altitude (100 kilometers), the point where astronaut wings are awarded. or closing this message you agree to our use of cookies. Image from Virgin Galactic This glide flight marks the inaugural solo flight of VSS Unity in New Mexico and is an important flight test milestone in preparation for commercial service. The U.S. military and NASA consider pilots who have flown above 80 kilometers to be astronauts. A view from Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo during a test flight last week over California last week. The trip won’t be long, but Virgin Galactic guarantees several minutes of weightlessness before the plane heads down for a landing. How High Will Virgin Galactic Fly? Virgin Galactic has successfully completed its first SpaceShipTwo test flight from Spaceport America. You can learn more about our use of cookies and your choices HERE.By clicking OK, LET'S GO!