June 29, 2022

FAA says Virgin Galactic can carry passengers to suborbital space

This Virgin Galactic Video screenshot shows that the company’s VSS Unity aircraft activated its rocket engine during its third test flight into suborbital space on May 22, 2021. (Image source: Virgin Galactic)

Virgin Galactic it is closer to becoming a space line in its own right. 4,444 company representatives announced today (June 25) that the Federal Aviation Administration has updated Virgin Galactic’s space transportation operator license to allow it to provide flight services to paying customers other than crew members.

Also today, Virgin Galactic confirmed that the most recent test flight of its suborbital spacecraft VSS Unity (which took place on May 22) achieved all of its primary objectives, enabling the company to conduct a series of test missions. additional soon.
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