Virgin Galactic is a spaceflight company within the Virgin Group. It is developing commercial spacecraft and aims to provide suborbital spaceflights to space tourists, suborbital launches for space science missions, and orbital launches of small satellites. Virgin Galactic plans to provide orbital human spaceflights as well. The company also hopes to develop an orbital launch vehicle (LauncherOne). SpaceShipTwo, Virgin Galactic's suborbital spacecraft, is air launched from beneath a carrier airplane known as White Knight Two.

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  • Richard Branson joined Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company teams on the Mojave Air and Space Port flight line, to witness VSS Unity’s second supersonic, rocket powered test flight. SpaceshipTwo Unity rocketed to an altitude of 114,500 feet, reaching a speed of Mach 1.9 before gliding back to the Mojave Desert for landing. “It was great to see our beautiful spaceship back in the air and to s...

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  • Richard Branson joined Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company teams this morning, on the Mojave Air and Space Port flight line, to witness VSS Unity’s second successful, supersonic, rocket powered test flight. “It was great to see our beautiful spaceship back in the air and to share the moment with the talented team who are taking us, step by step, to space” Branson said. “Seeing Unity soar up...

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  • The creation of a hybrid rocket motor system for SpaceShipTwo represented a significant engineering challenge. We are particularly proud that we designed and now test and manufacture this world class motor in house. Come meet the team behind the burn…the Rocket Guys. Do you want to help power the world’s first commercial spaceline? Our world-class rocket motor team is hiring. Join us today: htt...

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  • Successful Spaceflight Operations are a result of seamless teamwork in the air, on the ground, and in between. Our Mojave-based Mission Control team measures up to the best in the world. In this video let us take you behind the doors (and screens!) of our control room in the second episode of our Overview Series. If you share our passions and believe you have what it takes to help build the world...

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  • Virgin Galactic's community of Future Astronauts gather in Idaho for a three day event to celebrate the 2017 total solar eclipse. Our friend and Future Astronaut, Professor Stephen Hawking speaks about the eclipse and reminds us on the importance of science and curiosity. Intro music by: 'Show Me Love' - Hundred Waters

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  • Virgin Galactic's community of Future Astronauts gather in Idaho for a three day event to celebrate the 2017 total solar eclipse. Our friend and Future Astronaut, Professor Stephen Hawking speaks about the eclipse and reminds us on the importance of science and curiosity. Intro music by: 'Show Me Love' - Hundred Waters

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  • On December 3, 2016, our new SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, flew freely for the first time. This important test marks the first time that a vehicle built by our manufacturing organization, The Spaceship Company, has flown fully under its own control. In this video, Lead Test Pilot, Mark "Forger" Stucky, explains what it's like flying VSS Unity for the first time. You can read more about this flight t...

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  • Yesterday in Denver, The Spaceship Company’s chairman Doug Shane spoke at Boom’s unveil of its XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator, a subscale prototype of the Boom supersonic passenger airliner. The Spaceship Company is a proud partner of Boom Supersonic and will provide engineering and manufacturing services, along with flight test support and operations. Doug introduced a congratulatory message from S...

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  • On September 8, 2016, our new SpaceShipTwo--VSS Unity--took to the skies for the first time. This is first ever flight of a vehicle built by our manufacturing organization, The Spaceship Company. In this video, Mike Moses--our Senior Vice President of Operations, and a NASA veteran who oversaw dozens of successful flights to space--helps explain this flight and how it fits into the context of ou...

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  • “Breaking Boundaries: cutting edge, innovative, new frontiers, bold ideas” are the themes of Purdue University’s Distinguished Science Alumni award. We could not be more proud that Virgin Galactic’s very own SVP of Operations Mike Moses is among this year’s honorees.

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  • On December 3, 2015, we welcomed the newest vehicle in our space access fleet: "Cosmic Girl," a 747-400 that is the new, dedicated carrier aircraft for our ‪LauncherOne‬ small satellite launcher. With a name like Cosmic Girl, it seems like it was destiny that this beautiful plane would help open the space frontier.

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  • Testing every component of the spaceship to ensure we fully understand strength and durability is a major ongoing work stream consisting of many thousands of small and large scale tests. In our latest film, Vice President of Safety & Test, Todd Ericson, explores this work and its place in the meticulous preparation and complex array of tasks that must be completed before our new spaceship takes to...

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  • On May 1st, 2017 VSS Unity "feather" re-entry system was activated in flight for the first time. VSS Unity was piloted by Mark Stucky and Mike Masucci, with pilots Nicola Pecile and CJ Sturckow as well as flight test engineer Dustin Mosher in carrier aircraft VMS Eve. This test flight was the fourth glide flight (and eighth flight overall) of VSS Unity. VSS Unity Project Engineer, Gabe Williams...

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