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VSS Unity PF03

SpaceShipTwo

Virgin Galactic

Launch Status
Success

Crew


Michael Masucci

Michael Masucci

  • Role: Pilot
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 12/11/2013
  • Last Flight: 11/02/2023

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

David Mackay

David Mackay

  • Birthday: 01/01/1957
  • Role: Pilot
  • Nationality: British
  • First Flight: 06/29/2012
  • Last Flight: 07/11/2021

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.

Mission


VSS Unity PF03

  • Type: Test Flight
  • Orbit: Suborbital

Powered test flight of VSS Unity.

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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