VSS Unity GF04
First Flight: 10/28/2010
Last Flight: 6/25/2020
Mark P. "Forger" Stucky was an American test pilot and commercial astronaut for Virgin Galactic. He left the company in July 2021.
First Flight: 12/11/2013
Last Flight: 5/25/2023
Mike “Sooch” Masucci was a former U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel and U2 test pilot.
VSS Unity GF04
Type: Test Flight
Free glide test flight of VSS Unity.
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Mojave Air and Space Port
Air launch to Suborbital flight
79 rockets have launched from Air launch to Suborbital flight.
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 55 successful launches and 5 failed launches with a total of 60 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.
Virgin Galactic – VG
- 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.