October 10, 2010 over Mojave, California, Virigin Galactic tested its first commercial space craft in glide tests this date. VSS Enterprise (also known as SpaceShipTwo) was released from the White Knight carrier aircraft at an altitude of 45,000 feet. At the controls were Pete Siebold as pilot in command and Mike Alsbury as co-pilot.
For more details of this event, check out the actual news article. Pictures also came from this website.
1. Comspacewatch.com (http://www.comspacewatch.com/news/viewpr.rss.html?pid=31823).