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Virgin Galactic Completes First Fully Crewed Spaceflight

By Keith Cowing
July 12, 2021
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Virgin Galactic Completes First Fully Crewed Spaceflight

Virgin Galactic Successfully Completes First Fully Crewed Spaceflight, Virgin Galactic
“Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. today announced that VSS Unity successfully reached space, completing the Company’s fourth rocket-powered spaceflight. Today’s flight was the 22nd test flight of VSS Unity and the first test flight with a full crew in the cabin, including the Company’s founder, Sir Richard Branson. The crew fulfilled a number of test objectives related to the cabin and customer experience, including evaluating the commercial customer cabin, the views of Earth from space, the conditions for conducting research and the effectiveness of the five-day pre-flight training program at Spaceport America.”
Omaze and Sir Richard Branson to Make History by Sending Two People to Space Aboard A Virgin Galactic Flight, Omaze
“Today, Omaze, the charity fundraising platform that offers the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences and prizes, and Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Galactic Founder, announced they will give away two seats on a Virgin Galactic commercial flight. The Omaze sweepstakes will support Space for Humanity, a nonprofit seeking to democratize space and send citizen astronauts of diverse racial, economic, and disciplinary backgrounds to space.”

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