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VSS Enterprise GF02

SpaceShipTwo

Virgin Galactic

Launch Status
Success

Crew


Michael Alsbury

Michael Alsbury

  • Birthday: 03/19/1975
  • Role: Pilot
  • Nationality: American
  • 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.

Mark Stucky

Mark Stucky

  • Birthday: 11/09/1958
  • Role: Pilot
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 10/28/2010
  • Last Flight: 06/25/2020

Mark P. “Forger” Stucky was an American test pilot and commercial astronaut for Virgin Galactic. He left the company in July 2021.

Mission


VSS Enterprise GF02

  • Type: Test Flight
  • Orbit: Suborbital

Free glide test flight of VSS Enterprise.

Location


Mojave Air and Space Port

Air launch to Suborbital flight

Mojave Air and Space Port has witnessed the launch of 53 rockets, including 0 orbital launch attempts, while Air launch to Suborbital flight, has been the site for 84 rocket launches.

Mojave Air and Space Port

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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