Virgin Galactic

VIRGIN GALACTIC MAKES SPACE FOR SECOND TIME, REACHING HIGHER ALTITUDES AND FASTER SPEEDS

In its fifth supersonic rocket powered test flight, Virgin Galactic reached space on February 22 for the second time in the skies above Mojave, California. Spaceship VSS Unity reached its highest speed and altitude to date and, for the first time, carried a third crew member on board along with research payloads from the NASA […]

VIRGIN GALACTIC PILOTS AWARDED COMMERCIAL ASTRONAUT WINGS

In another historic moment for the commercial spaceflight industry, Virgin Galactic was proud today to see its pilots Mark ‘Forger’ Stucky and ‘CJ’ Sturckow, awarded Commercial Astronaut Wings by the U.S. Department of Transportation in recognition of the company’s ground-breaking first spaceflight from Mojave Air and Space Port CA, on December 13th last year. The […]

VIRGIN GALACTIC UNVEILS UNDER ARMOUR AS EXCLUSIVE TECHNICAL SPACEWEAR PARTNER

Virgin Galactic is proud to announce Under Armour as its Exclusive Technical Spacewear Partner to create a next generation of spacewear and astronaut performance programs. This exciting and exclusive collaboration brings together Virgin Galactic’s mission to make commercial space travel a reality, with Under Armour’s expertise in technical apparel and footwear, ensuring that astronaut customers […]

IROC CEO BRUCE FURST SIGNS 1ST INTERGALACTIC MUSIC LICENSING AGREEMENT FOR OUTER SPACE

Megatrax is proud to enter a strategic partnership, via a licensing agreement, with Intergalactic Royalty Operations Corporation (iROC), an Austin, Texas, based provider of content and brand marketing, for use exclusively off planet earth; above the Karman Line (62 miles above sea level). Bruce Furst is the forward-thinking, Founder and CEO of iROC, formed in […]

MOONWATCHER WILL LAUNCH ON VIRGIN GALACTIC’S LAUNCHERONE

Imagine seeing the Moon as only astronauts have seen it before. Now with MoonWatcher, the FIRST private satellite mounted with a state of the art camera, you will have this amazing opportunity. Spectacular images of the Moon will stream LIVE to the Internet with accompanying information and featuring the latest lunar news. To accelerate the […]

VIRGIN GALACTIC PROMOTES MIKE MOSES TO PRESIDENT

Virgin Galactic, the privately funded space company owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s Aabar Investments PJS, is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael P. Moses to President. Moses, who joined Virgin Galactic in 2011 as Vice President of Operations, will now oversee Virgin Galactic’s human spaceflight program, reporting directly to […]

FAA-AST AWARDS VIRIGIN GALACTIC OPERATOR LICENSE FOR SPACESHIPTWO

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA-AST) has awarded Virgin Galactic an operator license for SpaceShipTwo. The license award, which will ultimately permit commercial operations of the vehicle, was the culmination of several years of in-depth interaction with the FAA. The license review process consisted of an in-depth review of the […]

2016 CLASS OF THE SPACE CAMP HALL OF FAME

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center has announced the selection of three outstanding individuals who make up the 2016 class of the Space Camp Hall of Fame: Jason Hopkins, an aerospace engineer and business development specialist at Masten Space Systems and a former NASA Fellow; Dr. Amy Kaminski, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Chief […]

SPACEPORT AMERICA WELCOMES WHITEKNIGHT TWO

Virgin Galactic and Spaceport America Operations teams welcomed WhiteKnightTwo back to the clear blue skies of New Mexico on Monday, April 18. “Preparing the commercial operations crew and WhiteKnightTwo VMS Eve at Spaceport America is an important milestone on the road to commercial human spaceflight service. It was helpful to work alongside local air traffic […]

SPACEPLANE PROGRAM LOOKS TO PUBLIC-PRIVATE EFFORT TO ENABLE NEXT-GENERATION SPACE LAUNCH

In an era of declining budgets and adversaries’ evolving capabilities, quick, affordable and routine access to space is increasingly critical for both national and economic security. Current satellite launch systems, however, require scheduling years in advance for an extremely limited inventory of available slots. Moreover, launches often cost hundreds of millions of dollars each, due […]

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