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April 08, 2020

Supporting our Communities: Our work with the Antelope Valley COVID-19 Task Force

By George Whitesides, CEO Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company As we all continue to feel the direct impact of COVID-19 in our day-to-day lives, I’ve been inspired by the teamwork shown in the Antelope Valley of California to respond to the challenge of Covid-19.  Now more than ever, it is crucial that we share… Read More

March 30, 2020

Supporting our Communities: How We Are Addressing COVID-19

All over the globe, we are seeing and feeling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This is one of the most significant crises we have seen in our lifetimes.  Whether it is the brave doctors and nurses working around the clock to help patients, children helping their elderly parents stay safe and fed, or parents… Read More

February 25, 2020

Virgin Galactic Invites Aspiring Astronauts to Take “One Small Step” as Company Experiences Rocketing Global Demand

Virgin Galactic announced today that in preparation for the re-opening of spaceflight sales, it is introducing the One Small Step initiative. The company formally closed its doors to new ticket sales after its history-making first space flight in December 2018. In addition to more than 600 firm reservations it has already taken from Future Astronaut… Read More

February 25, 2020

Virgin Galactic Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Financial Results

Registrations of interest continue to grow to 7,957, more than doubling since last update[1]  “One Small Step” initiative announced, enabling prospects to take first step toward ticket to space [1] Registrations of interest in flight reservations as of February 23, 2020, up 124% from 3,557 as of September 30, 2019.   MOJAVE, Calif. – February… Read More

February 13, 2020

Virgin Galactic Welcomes SpaceShipTwo Unity to Spaceport America, New Mexico

Virgin Galactic has successfully completed another vital step on its path to commercial service, relocating SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, to its commercial headquarters at Spaceport America’s Gateway to Space building. VSS Unity, attached to the carrier aircraft, VMS Eve, made the journey from Mojave, California, where the Company’s manufacturing facilities are based. The vehicle landed at 15:49mt, where… Read More

January 15, 2020

Enrico Palermo appointed as Virgin Galactic’s Chief Operating Officer

Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPCE) (“VG” or “the Company”), a vertically integrated aerospace company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Enrico Palermo as Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately. In this newly created role, Enrico will be responsible for helping maintain efficiency and peak performance across the enterprise as it develops as a… Read More

January 08, 2020

Second spaceship in Virgin Galactic’s fleet completes major build milestone

Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPCE) (“VG” or “the Company”), the world’s first commercial spaceline, announced today that it has reached the “Weight on Wheels” milestone in the build of its second commercial spaceship.  In this milestone, all major structural elements of the vehicle were assembled, and the vehicle deployed its main landing gear and… Read More

December 02, 2019

Virgin Galactic places Main Oxidiser Tank into its next spaceship

Virgin Galactic has completed a major milestone in the build of the next spaceship in its fleet. The team has placed the Main Oxidiser Tank (MOT) into the fuselage – moving this vehicle a step closer to beginning its flight test program.                   You can watch the… Read More

October 08, 2019

Boeing To Invest In Human Spaceflight Pioneer Virgin Galactic

– Boeing and Virgin Galactic enter strategic partnership to transform commercial space travel and mobility – Latest investment by Boeing HorizonX Ventures organization Boeing will invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic, a vertically integrated human spaceflight company. The companies will work together to broaden commercial space access and transform global travel technologies. “Boeing’s strategic investment facilitates our… Read More

September 17, 2019

Virgin Galactic Announces Major Milestone in Manufacture of Next Spaceship

Virgin Galactic announced today that it has mated the fuselage and cabin of its next spaceship to the completed wing assembly. In addition, the two tail booms have been mated to the spaceship’s rear feather flap assembly. The completion of these two milestones brings assembly of the next SpaceShipTwo, planned to enter service after VSS Unity, a… Read More