Is Virgin Galactic Prepared to Take on SpaceX in the Private Space Race?

Virgin CEO Richard Branson has repeatedly expressed an interest in entering the private company space race, developing Virgin Galactic as his answer to Elon Musk’s SpaceX. After witnessing the successful Falcon Heavy rocket launch earlier this month, Branson admitted that he was jealous of Musk’s success, leading many to wonder if the billionaire is considering […]

First glide flight of VSS Unity already tomorrow !

Just after two years from tragic flight of VSS Enterprise, Virgin Galactic is going to perform test flight of their second SpaceShipTwo-class spaceplane tomorrow. According to Spacenews.com, Virgin Galactic is going to finish lasting two years period without flights of their spaceplane and return to test flights campaign. After disaster of VSS Enterprise on 31 […]

Virgin after another free glide flight !

Virgin Galactic performed another in-flight test of their VSS Unity spaceplane on May 1, 2017. This time main purpose of free glide flight was test of feather system. This flight is part of flight campaign planned for 2016-2017 with one objective: to test all the systems of  VSS Unity to make first engine flight possible already […]

Virgin Galactic with FAA operator’s license !

Virgin Galactic was awarded recently by U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation with operator’s license for their SpaceShipTwo. Virgin announced about FAA certification on August 1, 2016. This is crucial moment for Virgin Galactic – their effort was awarded and now Company is able to start commercial flights with their space plane. Designed by […]

Cosmic Girl with new make-up – Virgin Galactic starts modification of their motherplane

Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic still are going strong with simultanously developing touristic and cargo launch vehicles. Virgin Galactic continues developing not only own space touristic program, but puts stress also on their commercial launch service project. After presentation of SpaceShipOne on 19 February 2016 (You can read more here), the time has come for […]

Roll-out of new Virgin Galactic SpaceShipOne !

VSS Unity, new spaceplane by Virgin Galactic was unveiled during the show in Mojave, California on 19 February 2016. Virgin Galactic is not developing its space touristic venture in such mysterious way as Blue Origin. Date of presentation second SpaceShipOne, named VSS Unity, was well known before. Whole show taken place in Virgin Galactic facility on Mojave, California. It was […]