Virgin Galactic Launches First Suborbital Mission of 2024 Written 29 January 2024


VSS Unity spaceplane is released from the VMS Eve mothership aircraft. | Credit: Virgin Galactic; YouTube Framegrab

Space News reported that Virgin Galactic “conducted its first suborbital mission of 2024 on Jan. 26 as the company prepares end flights of its current spaceplane.” The VSS Unity spaceplane, “attached the VMS Eve mothership aircraft, took off from Spaceport America in New Mexico at 12 p.m. Eastern.” Unity “separated about 45 minutes later, igniting its hybrid rocket engine.” The flight “carried four customers for the first time, along with its two pilots.
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