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June 28, 2012

VIRGIN GALACTIC APPOINTS DOUG SHANE AS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER OF THE SPACESHIP

MOJAVE, Calif. – Virgin Galactic today announced the appointment of Doug Shane as Executive Vice President and General Manager of The Spaceship Company (TSC).  Shane joins the company after a 31 year career at Scaled Composites LLC (Scaled), where he served as that company’s President for five years.  He will report directly to George Whitesides,… Read More

March 12, 2012

THE SPACESHIP COMPANY RECEIVES NEARLY $300,000 INCENTIVE FOR ENERGY-EFFICIENT FACILITY

Passion for innovation pays off: The Spaceship Company receives nearly $300,000 incentive for energy-efficient facility MOJAVE, Calif.  The Spaceship Company (TSC), the joint venture of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites, today received a $290,206 incentive check for completing the Savings By Design energy efficiency program with the design of its Final Assembly,… Read More

September 19, 2011

TSC OPENS ASSEMBLY FACILITY AT MOJAVE AIR AND SPACE PORT TO BUILD VIRGIN GALACTIC SPACESHIPS

MOJAVE, Calif. The Spaceship Company (TSC), the aerospace production joint venture of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites, achieved a significant milestone in making commercial space travel a reality with today’s opening of its Final Assembly, Integration and Test Hangar, or FAITH, at Mojave Air and Space Port. The $8 million, modern, energy-efficient hangar supports the final stages… Read More

November 09, 2010

TSC BREAKS GROUND ON NEW ASSEMBLY HANGAR

The Spaceship Company (TSC) broke ground today for its new Final Assembly, Integration and Test Hangar today at Mojave Air & Space Port, with the presence of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (CA-22) , Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (CA-46) and Rep. Jean Fuller. TSC is a new aerospace production company, founded by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and… Read More

July 27, 2005

THE SPACESHIP COMPANY ANNOUNCED

OSHKOSH, Wisconsin: Today at the EAA Oshkosh air show in Wisconsin, Sir Richard Branson and Burt Rutan announced their signing of an agreement to form The Spaceship Company – jointly owned by Virgin and Scaled. This new aerospace production company will manufacture launch aircraft, spaceships and support equipment and market them to spaceline operators, including… Read More