Status: Lost In Flight
3/19/1975 – 10/31/2014
First Flight: 10/10/2010
Last Flight: 10/31/2014
Michael Tyner Alsbury was an American test pilot for Scaled Composites. On October 31, 2014, Alsbury was test flying the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo, VSS Enterprise with Peter Siebold. The craft broke up in-flight, resulting in a total loss of VSS Enterprise, which crashed in the California Mojave Desert.
Administration: Founder: Richard Branson
Launchers: VMS Eve
Spacecraft: VSS Enterprise, VSS Unity
Virgin Galactic is an American spaceflight company within the Virgin Group. It is developing commercial spacecraft and aims to provide suborbital spaceflights to space tourists. Virgin Galactic’s suborbital spacecraft are air launched from beneath a carrier airplane known as White Knight Two.