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https://twitter.com/virgingalactic/status/1720083857645654136

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The #Galactic05 research mission will carry microgravity and space-themed research. It will also mark our:

◆ 6th spaceflight in 2023
◆ 10th spaceflight
◆ 2nd research spaceflight in 2023

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Great SS2 recovery and crew disembarkation shots from NSF

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https://twitter.com/cnbc/status/1720197752951320757

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LISTEN NOW: @VirginGalactic has completed its fifth revenue-generating commercial flight today. Payload specialist, @kelliegerardi, is fresh off her flight and spoke with @MorganLBrennan about the mission. Listen and follow #ManifestSpace here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/manifest-space-with-morgan-brennan/id1680523433
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https://twitter.com/thespacegal/status/1720787787128209737

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Here’s what it’s like to watch your friend become an astronaut!

Introducing: @kelliegerardi - my friend the ASTRONAUT 👏🏻
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https://twitter.com/alanstern/status/1720968721181913156

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My first post-spaceflight blog about the Southwest Research Institute/ Virgin Galactic  mission we just flew is out! It's called "Welcome to Space",  hope you enjoy! thespacereview.com/article/4686/1 @SwRI @virgingalactic #Space #Science

https://thespacereview.com/article/4686/1

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My suborbital life, part 8: Welcome to space!

by Alan Stern
Saturday, November 4, 2023

On Thursday I flew to space, and what a ride it was!

From the hurtling ascent, to the jam-packed three minutes of otherworldly microgravity to get our real work done, to the washboard deceleration of entry, and then the steep glide to a greased landing, it was simultaneously thrilling, fulfilling, and enchanting. And, there’s no contest, it was the single best work day I have ever had!

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https://twitter.com/kelliegerardi/status/1721177207182074261

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Post-space selfie with @AlanStern — I’d fly with you any day, Alan. ✨

So appreciative of our @SwRI & @IIAS_NLC teams— Galactic 05 was a big win for suborbital science. This is just the beginning.

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https://twitter.com/alanstern/status/1721876347423769074

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My latest blog is just out: My suborbital life, part 9: Anticipation, revealed.

Hope you enjoy these answers to the anticipation questions I wrote about in Blog 6 before my @VirginGalactic space flight last week: https://thespacereview.com/article/4689/1

#Space #Science

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My suborbital life, part 9: Anticipation, revealed

by Alan Stern
Tuesday, November 7, 2023

This is the ninth and next to last essay I’ll write surrounding my inaugural spaceflight, which took place as a research and training mission that flew last week on Virgin Galactic.

Here, I want to close the loop for you on the things I said I was so highly anticipating knowing once I had flown; I published that list in my sixth essay in this series, called “Anticipation.” So, here’s that list again, this time with answers about how each question turned out.

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https://twitter.com/iias_nlc/status/1722142451601731629

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These wings on @kelliegerardi are a timeless reminder of spaceflight, of community, and of the future. ✨✨✨@virgingalactic

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https://twitter.com/alanstern/status/1721876347423769074

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My latest blog is just out: My suborbital life, part 9: Anticipation, revealed.

Hope you enjoy these answers to the anticipation questions I wrote about in Blog 6 before my @VirginGalactic space flight last week: https://thespacereview.com/article/4689/1

#Space #Science

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My suborbital life, part 9: Anticipation, revealed

by Alan Stern
Tuesday, November 7, 2023

This is the ninth and next to last essay I’ll write surrounding my inaugural spaceflight, which took place as a research and training mission that flew last week on Virgin Galactic.

Here, I want to close the loop for you on the things I said I was so highly anticipating knowing once I had flown; I published that list in my sixth essay in this series, called “Anticipation.” So, here’s that list again, this time with answers about how each question turned out.

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What a kick! It was, and remains, an addicting rush that I really can’t wait to do again next year on my second Virgin Galactic space flight!

So Alan Stern will fly again in 2024. I wonder if it will be on Galactic 06, 07 or maybe only 08.
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https://twitter.com/tsr/status/1725130097105973289

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In his final essay about his suborbital spaceflight, Alan Stern reflects on his accomplishment and what it means for the future of commercial spaceflight.

https://www.thespacereview.com/article/4693/1

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My suborbital life, part 10: Looking Up, WAY Up
by Alan Stern
Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Years ago, whenever I got an email from Burt Rutan, the legendary airplane designer and the mastermind behind the foundational spaceship designs at Virgin Galactic, Burt would always close with, “Looking up, WAY up!” Today, having finally flown to space myself just under two weeks ago in a spaceship that Rutan first conceived, I find myself thinking a lot about “Looking up, WAY up.”

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https://twitter.com/thenasaman/status/1728144190322688122

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What's it like to fly to the edge of space? I spoke with Virgin Galactic Astronaut 021 @kelliegerardi (who it turns out is my neighbor) for @nasaspaceflight about the training, why suborbital flight is great for research, and flying in the era of T-Swift.

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2023/11/virgin-galactic-experience/

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What's it like to fly to the edge of space? I spoke with Virgin Galactic Astronaut 021 @kelliegerardi (who it turns out is my neighbor) for @nasaspaceflight about the training, why suborbital flight is great for research, and flying in the era of T-Swift.

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2023/11/virgin-galactic-experience/

I have been coming to NSF for a while now - a registered user for thirteen years - and this is probably the best interview I have ever read here. I am very grateful for this kind of reporting, and I really appreciate the authenticity. Jack's photos are amazing, and provide outstanding context.

Thank you, Sawyer and Jack, for a great read.


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https://twitter.com/virgingalactic/status/1733211459268853762

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Soaring between the magical and the surreal after returning from space. #Galactic05

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