VSS Unity

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 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 […]

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