Tourist space ship a step closer to reality

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Watch the Virgin SpaceShipTwo in action

Tourist trips to Space are a step closer as the world's first commercial space rocket passes a milestone.

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo has just flown faster and higher than ever before during test flights.

The plan is to develop the spacecraft until it can take customers 70 miles above the earth.

They'll be able to see a thousand miles in each direction and they'll be weightless for five minutes.

Virgin says the first passengers should be heading off in around a year's time.

But save up that pocket money - the trip will cost you £160,000!