Virgin Galactic Completes Milestone FlightVirgin Galactic and Richard Branson today achieved their long anticipated goal of launching a full crew aboard their rocket-propelled space plane. Way back in 2006, we reported that commercial launches were expected to be about two years away - and it's been more than 15! But as we've seen time and time again over the past decade, space is hard, but it's still possible to transform iconic ideas from science fiction into reality. 2004 prototype flight.
As President of @ExplorersClub I would like to congratulate @richardbranson & @virgingalactic for their historic flight today. The era of suborbital space exploration is finally open! As well as our friends @xprize & @ScaledC who built the foundations of this amazing day!— Richard Garriott (@RichardGarriott) July 11, 2021
Getting real strong Wing Commander vibes from this crew shot of the Virgin Galactic space hop. pic.twitter.com/1i5decB0qz— Richard Hercher (@RichardHercher) July 11, 2021
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