Get ready, folks. The race to space has resumed and we’ve got exciting news!!
On Saturday, Virgin Galactic completed its first human spaceflight from Spaceport America, New Mexico.
Michael Colglazier, Chief Executive Officer of Virgin Galactic, commented:
Today’s flight showcased the inherent elegance and safety of our spaceflight system, while marking a major step forward for both Virgin Galactic and human spaceflight in New Mexico. Space travel is a bold and adventurous endeavor, and I am incredibly proud of our talented team for making the dream of private space travel a reality. We will immediately begin processing the data gained from this successful test flight, and we look forward to sharing news on our next planned milestone.
The trip wasn’t for show, Virgin Galactic fulfilled a number of test objectives during the flight like:
— Carried revenue-generating scientific research experiments as part of NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program.
— Collected data to be used for the final two verification reports that are required as part of the current FAA commercial reusable spacecraft operator’s license.
— Tested the spaceship’s upgraded horizontal stabilizers and flight controls and validated EMI reductions.
Watch the highlights from yesterday’s flight.