Author Topic: SS2 Unity 25 spaceflight - 25 May 2023 (16:23 UTC)  (Read 16505 times)

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https://twitter.com/virgingalactic/status/1655553117679935491

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#VirginGalactic is returning to space in late May. Meet the #Unity25 crew →

https://www.virgingalactic.com/news/virgin-galactic-announces-crew-for-return-to-space/

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Virgin Galactic Announces Crew for Return to Space in Late May

Mission Specialists will Validate the Astronaut Experience Ahead of First Commercial Flight, 'Galactic O1', planned for Late June

“Returning to space is what we have all worked towards. Our mission specialists were selected for their diverse expertise, and they couldn't be better suited to validate the astronaut training program m and overall experience. After this flight we will begin flying our customers to space.”

Mike Moses
President of spaceline missions and safety

MISSION OBJECTIVE

Unity 25 is the final assessment of the full spaceflight system and astronaut experience before commercial service opens in late June.
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Re: SS2 Unity 25 spaceflight - May 2023
« Reply #1 on: 05/17/2023 10:52 am »
https://twitter.com/virgingalactic/status/1658789812244189186

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Next stop: Space!

Our #Unity25 spaceflight window opens May 25. As we prepare to return to the inky skies above, get to know our pilots who will lead us on this journey →

https://www.virgingalactic.com/news/virgin-galactic-is-a-go-for-launch/

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17 May 2023

Virgin Galactic is a GO for Launch

Virgin Galactic is a GO for Launch

Unity 25 Flight Window Opens May 25, 2023

To view and download all press materials, click here.

To meet the pilots behind the world's first spaceline, watch here.

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Re: SS2 Unity 25 spaceflight - May 2023
« Reply #2 on: 05/24/2023 06:02 am »
https://twitter.com/virgingalactic/status/1657165038095077376

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Say 👋 to New Mexico local Jamila Gilbert & #Unity25 mission specialist! Jamila is on a mission to make space travel accessible for all. Her unique perspective will ensure our training program & experience is out of this world for all Future Astronauts → https://www.virgingalactic.com/news/virgin-galactic-announces-crew-for-return-to-space

https://twitter.com/virgingalactic/status/1659657477447897088

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Meet Christopher Huie, aka "Chuie," #Unity25 mission specialist & Virgin Galactic's Senior Manager in Flight Sciences! Chuie co-founded the Black Leaders in Aerospace Scholarship & Training (BLAST) Program under Galactic Unite, which equips Black scholars for aerospace careers.

https://twitter.com/virgingalactic/status/1660364591287926784

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Introducing Luke Mays, our newest Astronaut Instructor & #Unity25 mission specialist! With a wealth of experience from @NASA & decades of expertise in training astronauts & developing scalable programs, Luke will be an invaluable asset to our Future Astronaut readiness program.

https://twitter.com/virgingalactic/status/1661092379368243200

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The view of Earth from space is a familiar one for our Astronaut Instructor, Beth Moses - #Unity25 marks her third spaceflight with Virgin Galactic! Beth is guiding our crew through their training and preparation here on Earth ahead of their spaceflight this Thursday.

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Re: SS2 Unity 25 spaceflight - May 2023
« Reply #3 on: 05/24/2023 11:34 am »
So it's tomorrow? (25/5)

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Re: SS2 Unity 25 spaceflight - May 2023
« Reply #4 on: 05/24/2023 03:09 pm »

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Re: SS2 Unity 25 spaceflight - May 2023
« Reply #6 on: 05/24/2023 07:15 pm »
https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1661448483029540865

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Virgin Galactic $SPCE confirms the Unity 25 flight remains on for tomorrow, with takeoff from Spaceport America scheduled for 10 a.m. ET.

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Re: SS2 Unity 25 spaceflight - 25 May 2023 (14:00 UTC)
« Reply #7 on: 05/24/2023 08:11 pm »
https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1661459091246424064

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Virgin Galactic says their first suborbital spaceflight in nearly two years is on for Thursday.

However, a company spokesperson says there will NOT be a livestream for the flight, only updates on Twitter and a press release afterwards. That is unfortunate, to say the least.

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Re: SS2 Unity 25 spaceflight - 25 May 2023 (14:00 UTC)
« Reply #8 on: 05/25/2023 05:53 am »
https://twitter.com/vgchieftrainer/status/1661577945100742656

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We’re ready!

twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1661454388915761152

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The Unity 25 crew, led by @VGChiefTrainer, preparing for the flight: $SPCE

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Re: SS2 Unity 25 spaceflight - 25 May 2023 (14:00 UTC)
« Reply #9 on: 05/25/2023 07:54 am »
I don't understand the no stream? Maybe of the inside for customers privacy, but of the launch surely?

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Re: SS2 Unity 25 spaceflight - 25 May 2023 (14:00 UTC)
« Reply #10 on: 05/25/2023 12:42 pm »
https://twitter.com/virgingalactic/status/1661709046926413824

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RT if you're ready to go to space. Today is the day! Follow along on Twitter for flight day updates. #Unity25
- "Nothing shocks me. I'm a scientist." - Indiana Jones

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Re: SS2 Unity 25 spaceflight - 25 May 2023 (14:00 UTC)
« Reply #11 on: 05/25/2023 01:04 pm »
https://twitter.com/virgingalactic/status/1661719647836831746

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LIVE UPDATES: VSS Unity and our crew are on target for a rocket powered flight from @Spaceport_NM, New Mexico today. We will not be livestreaming today's spaceflight. Instead, keep up with live updates right here on Twitter. #Unity25

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Re: SS2 Unity 25 spaceflight - 25 May 2023 (14:00 UTC)
« Reply #12 on: 05/25/2023 01:40 pm »
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1661730233027002370

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Virgin Galactic is set to attempt its first powered suborbital flight since 2021 to the edge of space.

Overview:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2023/05/unity-25-flight/

AND LIVESTREAM (@thejackbeyer has gone out there so we get to see this):

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Re: SS2 Unity 25 spaceflight - 25 May 2023 (14:00 UTC)
« Reply #13 on: 05/25/2023 02:33 pm »
https://twitter.com/virgingalactic/status/1661742032329768961

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Our pilots and crew are officially en route to VSS Unity and mothership, VMS Eve. Who needs a plane when you've got a spacecraft, am I right? #Unity25

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Re: SS2 Unity 25 spaceflight - 25 May 2023 (14:00 UTC)
« Reply #14 on: 05/25/2023 02:35 pm »
NSF is live

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https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1661743216100773888

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Live: Virgin Galactic crewed suborbital flight. 

Overview: nasaspaceflight.com/2023/05/unity-… - by Justin Davenport (@Bubbinski)

NSF Livestream youtube.com/watch?v=3bQQ5l…
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Re: SS2 Unity 25 spaceflight - 25 May 2023 (14:00 UTC)
« Reply #15 on: 05/25/2023 03:05 pm »
https://twitter.com/virgingalactic/status/1661749883999776772

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VMS Eve’s engines have started and we’re revving up for take-off! #Unity25
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Re: SS2 Unity 25 spaceflight - 25 May 2023 (14:00 UTC)
« Reply #16 on: 05/25/2023 03:17 pm »
Airborne!
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Re: SS2 Unity 25 spaceflight - 25 May 2023 (14:00 UTC)
« Reply #17 on: 05/25/2023 03:17 pm »
Flight path is being tracked also.

https://www.flightradar24.com/VGX06/306f860f

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Re: SS2 Unity 25 spaceflight - 25 May 2023 (14:00 UTC)
« Reply #18 on: 05/25/2023 03:19 pm »
https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1661753731355115520

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Take Off for VMS Eve and Unity

Live: youtube.com/watch?v=3bQQ5l…

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Re: SS2 Unity 25 spaceflight - 25 May 2023 (14:00 UTC)
« Reply #19 on: 05/25/2023 03:20 pm »
Tracking view on NSF

 

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