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Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic Makes History With Its Space Tourism Flight. What’s Ahead.
Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic soared into history Sunday morning, successfully completing the world’s first space tourism flight—with the billionaire entrepreneur strapped in for the ride. The smooth, roughly hour long round trip from a New Mexico desert to the edge of space opens a new era of space travel and cements Virgin’s role as a leading player in the industry.
The Virgin Galactic (ticker: SPCE) flight took off at about 10:42 a.m. ET. The spacecraft, called VSS Unity, was carried some 50,000 feet aloft by a double-hulled, four-engine plane. Then, Unity detached, blasting out of earth’s atmosphere at about three times the speed of sound, on an almost-vertical pitch.– Read the full article, Barrons
Virgin Galactic Announces First Fully Crewed Spaceflight
Building on the success of the Company’s most recent spaceflight in May, Unity 22 will focus on cabin and customer experience objectives, including:
Evaluating the commercial customer cabin with a full crew, including the cabin environment, seat comfort, the weightless experience, and the views of Earth that the spaceship delivers — all to ensure every moment of the astronaut’s journey maximizes the wonder and awe created by space travel
Demonstrating the conditions for conducting human-tended research experiments
Confirming the training program at Spaceport America supports the spaceflight experience– Unity 22 Mission Overview, Virgin Galactic
Virgin Galactic Stock Results – SPCE
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