Virgin Galactic Reaches Space Again, Flies Test Passenger for 1st Time | Space
In its first flight with a test passenger on board, Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity flew into the Mojave sunrise this morning (Feb. 22) and soared to an altitude of 55.87 miles (89.9 kilometers), just two months after its first flight to space.

WhiteKnightTwo, the plane that lifts VSS Unity high enough to fire its motor, took off from the Mojave Air and Space Port launch site in California a few minutes after 11 a.m. EST (1400 GMT). Unity separated about an hour into the flight, then fired its motor.

During the flight, VSS Unity reached a top speed of Mach 3.0 and reached a maximum altitude 4.4 miles (7 km) higher than Virgin Galactic's historic Dec. 13 flight.
Mach 1 = 343 m/s. Low Earth orbit is Mach 24, so it's far from orbital.

The boundary of outer space is usually taken to be the Kármán line - Wikipedia. NASA and the US Air Force use 80 km (50 mi, 260,000 ft), while the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI; English: World Air Sports Federation) uses 100 km (62 mi, 330,000 ft).

The first artificial objects to reach such altitudes were the Germans' V-2 rockets in World War II, and Virgin Galactic's spaceplanes will have V-2-like suborbital trajectories in the middles of their flights. I say middles, because the beginnings and ends of their flights will be very different.