Virgin should make suborbital flight by the end of 2017

Virgin Galactic Vice President Mike Moses told a commercial space conference in Las Cruces, New Mexico, that much progress has been made on flight tests and that supersonic speed is expected soon. The company hopes to be in space by the end of the year, he said.

Billionaire Richard Branson has said that he will be disappointed if he is not reaching space in the next six months.

Virgin Galactic is in the process of test flights now.