Footage from Virgin Galactic supersonic flight

Virgin Galactic, part of Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, wants to bring you into space. Their first goal is to provide a supersonic suborbital spaceflight for space tourists. Ultimately, their goal is to offer orbital satellite launches and, following that, human orbital flights.

After a successful sound-barrier-smashing test flight, Virgin Galactic has released footage from a camera on its prize spaceship’s tail. The view, though not as extraordinary as the one that future ticketed passengers can expect to see as they float at the craft’s windows, is a white-knuckle-inducing one of a plume of fire and a distant desert below.

Here’s said footage. And sign me up, please.