I thought I would solicit the expertise of the TMRO Community to see if anyone could help me understand a space-related nugget that I do not understand (this is an honest question).
The recent 2018 December Virgin Galactic event of sending SpaceShipTwo to 83km altitude is a notable achievement. My question is: The piloted SpaceShipOne (from which it is cited the design of SpaceShipTwo is derived) reached +100km altitude three times 14 years ago in 2004. So why today does it seem like there is a lot of attention to this current achievement?
Either way, Virgin Galactic is exciting and well worth the TMRO spotlight, and I look forward to their next steps.