Virgin Galactic completes first fully crewed spaceflight
Aviation Update|August 2021
Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity successfully reached space on July 11, completing the company’s fourth rocket-powered spaceflight. The flight was the 22nd test flight of VSS Unity and the first test flight with a full crew, including Indian American SirishaBandla in the cabin, including the Company’s founder, Sir Richard Branson.

“The crew fulfilled a number of test objectives related to the cabin and customer experience, including evaluating the commercial customer cabin, the views of Earth from space, the conditions for conducting research and the effectiveness of the five-day pre-flight training program at Spaceport America,” the company said.

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