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VSS Enterprise GF05

SpaceShipTwo

Virgin Galactic

Launch Status
Success

Crew


Doug Shane

Doug Shane

  • Birthday: 01/01/1960
  • Role: Pilot
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 04/22/2011
  • Last Flight: 06/14/2011

Douglas Bennett Shane is President of The Spaceship Company, as well as an American test pilot who has trained as a commercial astronaut. He was a member of the Scaled Composites astronaut team and one of the test pilots for SpaceShipOne, the experimental spaceplane developed by Scaled Composites. Shane worked as the operations director on the SpaceShipOne project in addition to being one of the program pilots, and later served as President of Scaled Composites from 2008 through early 2013.

Birthday is unknown.

Peter Siebold

Peter Siebold

  • Birthday: 01/01/1971
  • Role: Pilot
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 10/10/2010
  • Last Flight: 10/31/2014

Peter Siebold is a member of the Scaled Composites astronaut team. He is their Director of Flight Operations was one of the test pilots for SpaceShipOne and SpaceShipTwo. On October 31, 2014, Peter Siebold and Michael Alsbury were piloting the SpaceShipTwo VSS Enterprise on flight PF04, when the craft came apart in mid-air and then crashed, killing Alsbury and injuring Siebold.

Mission


VSS Enterprise GF05

  • 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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