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Galactic 02

SpaceShipTwo

Virgin Galactic

Launch Status
Success

Crew


Frederick W. Sturckow

Frederick W. Sturckow

  • Birthday: 08/11/1961
  • Role: Commander
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 12/04/1998
  • Last Flight: 01/26/2024

Frederick Wilford “Rick” Sturckow is an Engineer, retired United States Marine Corps officer, former NASA astronaut, and commercial spacecraft pilot. Sturckow is a veteran of four Space Shuttle missions. He flew on STS-88 and STS-105 as a pilot and STS-117 and STS-128 as a commander. All four missions docked with the International Space Station, making Sturckow one of two people to visit the station four times. Sturckow later was assigned to the Johnson Space Center as a CAPCOM. He left NASA in 2013 to become a pilot for Virgin Galactic.

Kelly Latimer

Kelly Latimer

  • Role: Pilot
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 08/10/2023
  • Last Flight: 11/02/2023

Pilot working for Virgin Galactic. First Spaceflight during the Galactic-02 Mission.

Beth Moses

Beth Moses

  • Birthday: 05/30/1980
  • Role: Instructor
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 02/22/2019
  • Last Flight: 10/06/2023

Beth Moses is Chief Astronaut Instructor and Interiors Program Manager for Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo program, and is a commercial astronaut. She was the first woman to make a spaceflight on a commercially launched vehicle, the VSS Unity VF-01 flight of 22 February 2019.

Anastatia Mayers

Anastatia Mayers

  • Role: Passenger
  • Nationality: Caribbean
  • First Flight: 08/10/2023
  • Last Flight: 08/10/2023

Passenger on Galactic-02, winners of Space for Humanity draw.

Jon Goodwin

Jon Goodwin

  • Birthday: 06/19/1943
  • Role: Passenger
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • First Flight: 08/10/2023
  • Last Flight: 08/10/2023

Passenger on Virgins Galactic “Galactic-02” Mission

Keisha Schahaff

Keisha Schahaff

  • Role: Passenger
  • Nationality: Caribbean
  • First Flight: 08/10/2023
  • Last Flight: 08/10/2023

Passenger on Galactic-02, winners of Space for Humanity draw.

Mission


Galactic 02

  • Type: Tourism
  • Orbit: Suborbital

Second commercial Virgin Galactic mission.

Galactic 02

Location


Spaceport America

Air launch to Suborbital flight

Spaceport America has witnessed the launch of 13 rockets, including 0 orbital launch attempts, while Air launch to Suborbital flight, has been the site for 85 rocket launches.

Spaceport America

Rocket


Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo

The Scaled Composites Model 339 SpaceShipTwo (SS2) is an air-launched suborbital spaceplane type designed for space tourism. It is manufactured by The Spaceship Company, a California-based company owned by Virgin Galactic.

SpaceShipTwo

Agency


Virgin Galactic

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.

Virgin Galactic
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