Virgin Galactic Flies First Passenger in Suborbital Test

Virgin Galactic Flies First Passenger in Suborbital Test

Brian Wang |
February 22, 2019 |

Virgin Galactic had a suborbital test flight with a passenger.

SpaceShipTwo reached an apogee of:


55.87miles


295,007ft


89.9km

Virgin Galactic flew at three times the speed of sound.

Three people were on the test flight that flew to edge of space. There was a chief pilot, pilot and an astronaut instructor.

Congratulations to our Chief Astronaut Instructor, Beth Moses / @VGChiefTrainer. Today, you became the 571st human to travel into space. pic.twitter.com/0Zn7iTfOe9

— Virgin Galactic (@virgingalactic) February 22, 2019

SpaceShipTwo’s rocket motor burn from today’s space flight 🚀 pic.twitter.com/SC4hJSt33Z

— Virgin Galactic (@virgingalactic) February 22, 2019

Our Chief Astronaut Trainer, Beth Moses, experienced zero-g float time as SpaceShipTwo reached apogee today. Three new @virgingalactic Commercial Astronauts. pic.twitter.com/OrVSm1PAvE

— Virgin Galactic (@virgingalactic) February 22, 2019

Full confirmed stats from SpaceShipTwo’s second trip to space pic.twitter.com/Av5iMCBoSt

— Virgin Galactic (@virgingalactic) February 22, 2019

SOURCES- Virgin Galactic, Twitter

Written By Brian Wang. Nextbigfuture.com

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