#VirginGalactic is returning to space in late May. Meet the #Unity25 crew →
Virgin Galactic Announces Crew for Return to Space in Late MayMission 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 MosesPresident of spaceline missions and safetyMISSION OBJECTIVEUnity 25 is the final assessment of the full spaceflight system and astronaut experience before commercial service opens in late June.
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 →
17 May 2023Virgin Galactic is a GO for LaunchVirgin Galactic is a GO for LaunchUnity 25 Flight Window Opens May 25, 2023To view and download all press materials, click here.To meet the pilots behind the world's first spaceline, watch here.
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
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.
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.
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.
So it's tomorrow? (25/5)
Quote from: lightleviathan on 05/24/2023 11:34 amSo it's tomorrow? (25/5)Yes.
Virgin Galactic $SPCE confirms the Unity 25 flight remains on for tomorrow, with takeoff from Spaceport America scheduled for 10 a.m. ET.
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.
The Unity 25 crew, led by @VGChiefTrainer, preparing for the flight: $SPCE
RT if you're ready to go to space. Today is the day! Follow along on Twitter for flight day updates. #Unity25
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
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):
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
Live: Virgin Galactic crewed suborbital flight. Overview: nasaspaceflight.com/2023/05/unity-… - by Justin Davenport (@Bubbinski)NSF Livestream youtube.com/watch?v=3bQQ5l…
VMS Eve’s engines have started and we’re revving up for take-off! #Unity25
Take Off for VMS Eve and UnityLive: youtube.com/watch?v=3bQQ5l…