Remove Ads
Rocket Launch Video Feed
Close

VSS Unity 22

SpaceShipTwo

Virgin Galactic

Launch Status
Success

Crew

David Mackay

David Mackay

Status: Active
1/1/1957 -
Nationality: British
Type: Private
First Flight: 6/29/2012
Last Flight: 7/11/2021

Astronaut David William Donald Mackay AFC is the British Chief Pilot of Virgin Galactic, and a former RAF test pilot. He is the first native-born Scot to visit space.

Michael Masucci

Michael Masucci

Status: Active
-
Nationality: American
Type: Private
First Flight: 12/11/2013
Last Flight: 7/11/2021

Mike “Sooch” Masucci was a former U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel and U2 test pilot.

Beth Moses

Beth Moses

Status: Retired
5/30/1980 -
Nationality: American
Type: Private
First Flight: 2/22/2019
Last Flight: 7/11/2021

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.

Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson

Status: Retired
7/18/1950 -
Nationality: British
Type: Private
First Flight: 7/11/2021
Last Flight: 7/11/2021

Sir Richard Branson is an English business magnate and founder of the Virgin Group. He later founded both Virgin Galactic and Virgin Orbit.

Sirisha Bandla

Sirisha Bandla

Status: Retired
1/22/1988 -
Nationality: American
Type: Private
First Flight: 7/11/2021
Last Flight: 7/11/2021

Sirisha Bandla is an American engineer who worked at Virgin Galactic between from 2015 until 2020 when she joined Virgin Orbit. She is back at Virgin Galactic since 2021 as Vice President of Government Affairs.

Colin Bennett

Colin Bennett

Status: Retired
-
Nationality: Scottish-American
Type: Private
First Flight: 7/11/2021
Last Flight: 7/11/2021

Colin Bennett is an American engineer who worked at Virgin Atlantic Airways before joining Virgin Galactic in 2015 where he now acts as Lead Operations Engineer.

Mission

VSS Unity 22

Type: Tourism

Powered flight of VSS Unity on the first fully crewed flight. Including the founder Sir Richard Branson.

Location

Spaceport America

Air launch to Suborbital flight

77 rockets have launched from Air launch to Suborbital flight.

Spaceport America, Air launch to Suborbital flight

Rocket

SpaceShipTwo – Virgin Galactic

Family: SpaceShipTwo
Length: 18 m
Diameter: 8.2 m
Launch Mass: 9 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 0 kg

The SpaceShipTwo was manufactured by Virgin Galactic with the first launch on 2010-10-10. SpaceShipTwo has 53 successful launches and 5 failed launches with a total of 58 launches. 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.

Agency

Virgin Galactic

Type: Private
Abbreviation: VG
Administration: Founder: Richard Branson
Founded: 2004
Launchers: VMS Eve
Spacecraft: VSS Enterprise | VSS Unity
Country: USA

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.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

5 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
1 year ago

Best wishes Richard and the crew for a successful safe flight and more to come in the future.

Stacia
Stacia
1 year ago

I just heard some deep rumblings near Cape Canaveral area in Florida – at about 11:41. Could that be related in any way to the sonic events of the Virgin Galactic flight??? Sounded like sonic booms but a bit quieter…

Stacia
Stacia
Reply to  Stacia
1 year ago

Oops- prob thunder :/

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
1 year ago

Way to go Senor Branson!Catch you on Flip side,Virgin Galactic.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 year ago

Perfect Sir Richard the universe has opened to us all now .