On Saturday, Virgin Galactic’s spacecraft, VSS Unity attempted their third launch into outer space which panned out to be successful as well.
The company, aspiring to be the first ever commercial space line, carried two astronauts into outer space from third US state to take humans into outer space, New Mexico.
CEO Michael Colglazier in a statement pertaining to the launch on Saturday said, “Space travel is a bold and adventurous endeavour. I am incredibly proud of our talented team for making the dream of private space travel a reality.”
VSS Unity with its aircraft VMS Eve piloted by Kelly Latinier and Michael Masucci, took astronauts CJ Sturckow and Dave Mackay up to an altitude of 55.45 miles.
This space flight enabled the company to collect relevant data and conduct scientific research experiments for NASA which are required for spacecraft operating licensing. They managed to over-come quite a few “test objectives”.
The company has undergone a number of drawbacks and mishaps over the span of 17 years of their existence. Some of these mishaps even led to the death and injuries of team members.
Now, Virgin Galactic has made an approximate of 600 reservations for similar future flights, according to their financial records.
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