Virgin Galactic still has a long road to recovery, and it's going it alone
February 20, 2016 - Uncategorized
MOJAVE, Calif. — Virgin Galactic is about to face its most serious challenge to date. This time, to fulfill its quest to pioneer private sector human space flight, it’s going it alone, without assistance from another firm.
The private spaceflight company just rolled out its newest suborbital space plane, a version of its SpaceShipTwo design named Unity.
Unity’s unveiling, which took place here at the Mojave Air and Space Port on Friday, signals the start of a new act for the Richard Branson-led space outfit after a fatal accident in 2014 left them grounded without a ship.