Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic operates the reusable SpaceShipTwo spaceflight system.

Created: 2019-01-22

Updated: 2022-09-18

Company - Virgin Galactic

Founded
Country
2004
USA
Funding
$920.4M
Website
Virgin Galactic
Social
Virgin Galactic

Service

Classification
Human Spaceflight & Landers
Category
Microgravity Flight Service (Suborbital)
Suborbital Space Tourism
Point-to-point
Fields
Space Tourism
Suborbital
Status
2) Demonstrated
First launch
2019

This consists of WhiteKnightTwo, a custom-built, carrier aircraft, and SpaceShipTwo, the world’s first passenger carrying spaceship to be built by a private company and operated in commercial service.

Aerospace company Virgin Galactic has announced a first stage design scope for the build of a new aircraft capable of reaching speeds of Mach 3 (3,700 km/h, or 2,300 mph).

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