Virgin Galactic Completes Fourth Commercial Suborbital Flight Written 10 October 2023


Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity spaceplane fires its hybrid rocket engine during the Galactic 02 flight. | Credit: Screengrab from Virgin Galactic livestream; Aerospace America

Space News reports Virgin Galactic completed its fourth commercial suborbital space flight on October 6, “carrying three customers that included the first person from Pakistan to go to space. Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo vehicle, VSS Unity, took off from Spaceport America attached to its VMS Eve mothership at 11:28 a.m. Eastern. VSS Unity released from the plane at 12:10 p.m. Eastern, flying to an apogee of 87.5 kilometers before gliding back to a runway landing at the spaceport.” 
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