Richard Branson and his flight crew are back from space, the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Unity returned back to earth yesterday at the company’s facility in the New Mexico desert.
On Sunday Virgin Galactic completed a flight to space and back, British billionaire Richard Branson, two pilots, and three crewmates took the historic flight.
Virgin Galactic is at the forefront of commercial Space travel, they received the United States FAA (Federal Aviation Administration’s) approval to fly customers on its Spaceship Two rocket plane.
Virgin revealed through a news release of the approval from FAA; for full commercial Launch license after its successful May test flight.
Micheal Colglazier, Chief Executive Officer of Virgin Galactic mentioned the success of the flight gives the company the confidence to proceed towards their first fully crewed test flight in the summer.
As many as 600 customers have put down as much as $250,000 for its suborbital spaceflight reservation; according to a report by universetoday.com.
– Virgin Galactic Approved By FAA To Begin Airspace Travel For Customers
– Blue Origin Plans To Launch Its First Crewed Flight In July 2021
– Virgin Orbit Completed Its First Successful Commercial Mission
This price is expected to go up when the company reopens its ticket window.
Virgin Galactic Space Launch on July 11th wasn’t traditional, it was sort of a concert.
American-Mexican grown Musician Khalid performed his new song “New Normal” at the event; while SpaceX founder Elon Musk attended the launch to show support.
The Spaceship took off around 11:25 eastern time after a 90 minutes delay due to strong winds; and landed back at 11:39 eastern time.
Richard Branson’s space flight beat Jeff Bezos by 9 days after the former Amazon CEO scheduled his Blue Origin space flight for July 20.
Virgin Galactic is now on course to create the “world’s first commercial spaceline”, yesterday’s successful flight is just the beginning.
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