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David Mackay

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Date of Birth: Jan. 1, 1957
Age: 65


Astronaut David William Donald Mackay AFC is the British Chief Pilot of Virgin Galactic, and a former RAF test pilot. He is the first native-born Scot to visit space.

SpaceShipTwo | VSS Enterprise GF18

Virgin Galactic | USA
Air launch to Suborbital flight
June 29, 2012, noon
Status: Success
Mission:

Free glide test flight of VSS Enterprise.

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SpaceShipTwo | VSS Enterprise GF25

Virgin Galactic | USA
Air launch to Suborbital flight
July 25, 2013, noon
Status: Success
Mission:

Free glide test flight of VSS Enterprise.

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SpaceShipTwo | VSS Enterprise GF26

Virgin Galactic | USA
Air launch to Suborbital flight
Aug. 8, 2013, noon
Status: Success
Mission:

Free glide test flight of VSS Enterprise.

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SpaceShipTwo | VSS Enterprise PF03

Virgin Galactic | USA
Air launch to Suborbital flight
Jan. 10, 2014, noon
Status: Success
Mission:

Powered test flight of VSS Enterprise.

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SpaceShipTwo | VSS Enterprise GF28

Virgin Galactic | USA
Air launch to Suborbital flight
Jan. 17, 2014, noon
Status: Success
Mission:

Free glide test flight of VSS Enterprise.

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SpaceShipTwo | VSS Unity CC01

Virgin Galactic | USA
Air launch to Suborbital flight
Sept. 8, 2016, noon
Status: Success
Mission:

Test flight of VSS Unity with no release from the mothership VMS Eve.

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SpaceShipTwo | VSS Unity GF01

Virgin Galactic | USA
Air launch to Suborbital flight
Dec. 3, 2016, noon
Status: Success
Mission:

First free glide test flight of VSS Unity.

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SpaceShipTwo | VSS Unity GF02

Virgin Galactic | USA
Air launch to Suborbital flight
Dec. 22, 2016, noon
Status: Success
Mission:

Free glide test flight of VSS Unity.

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SpaceShipTwo | VSS Unity GF03

Virgin Galactic | USA
Air launch to Suborbital flight
Feb. 24, 2017, noon
Status: Success
Mission:

Free glide test flight of VSS Unity.

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SpaceShipTwo | VSS Unity CF01

Virgin Galactic | USA
Air launch to Suborbital flight
June 1, 2017, noon
Status: Success
Mission:

Cold flow test flight of VSS Unity.

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SpaceShipTwo | VSS Unity GF06

Virgin Galactic | USA
Air launch to Suborbital flight
Aug. 4, 2017, noon
Status: Success
Mission:

Free glide test flight of VSS Unity.

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SpaceShipTwo | VSS Unity PF01

Virgin Galactic | USA
Air launch to Suborbital flight
April 5, 2018, noon
Status: Success
Mission:

First powered test flight of VSS Unity.

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SpaceShipTwo | VSS Unity PF02

Virgin Galactic | USA
Air launch to Suborbital flight
May 29, 2018, noon
Status: Success
Mission:

Powered test flight of VSS Unity.

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SpaceShipTwo | VSS Unity PF03

Virgin Galactic | USA
Air launch to Suborbital flight
July 26, 2018, noon
Status: Success
Mission:

Powered test flight of VSS Unity.

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SpaceShipTwo | VSS Unity VF-01

Virgin Galactic | USA
Air launch to Suborbital flight
Feb. 22, 2019, 4:57 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission:

Powered test flight of VSS Unity. Carried a third crew member in the passenger cabin for the first time.

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SpaceShipTwo | VSS Unity GF08

Virgin Galactic | USA
Air launch to Suborbital flight
May 1, 2020, 3:14 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission:

Free glide test flight of VSS Unity.

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SpaceShipTwo | VSS Unity VF-02

Virgin Galactic | USA
Air launch to Suborbital flight
Dec. 12, 2020, 3:24 p.m.
Status: Partial Failure
Mission:

First attempted spaceflight from New Mexico, aborted due to computer malfunction, engine ignited and automatically turned off.

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SpaceShipTwo | VSS Unity VF-03

Virgin Galactic | USA
Air launch to Suborbital flight
May 22, 2021, 3:27 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission:

Powered test flight of VSS Unity carrying technology experiments for NASA's Flight Opportunities Program.

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SpaceShipTwo | VSS Unity 22

Virgin Galactic | USA
Air launch to Suborbital flight
July 11, 2021, 3:25 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission:

Powered flight of VSS Unity on the first fully crewed flight. Including the founder Sir Richard Branson.

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Founder: Richard Branson

Virgin Galactic is an American spaceflight company within the Virgin Group. It is developing commercial spacecraft and aims to provide suborbital spaceflights to space tourists. Virgin Galactic's suborbital spacecraft are air launched from beneath a carrier airplane known as White Knight Two.


Falcon 9
Success
2 days, 9 hours ago
Starlink Group 3-3
Space Launch Complex 4E - Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

A batch of 46 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Long March 6
Success
5 days, 2 hours ago
Jilin-1 High Resolution 03D-09, 35 to 43 & Infrared A01 to 06
Launch Complex 16 - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

16 new Earth observation satellites for the Jilin-1 commercial Earth observation satellites constellation.


Falcon 9
Success
5 days, 5 hours ago
Starlink Group 4-26
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 52 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M
Success
6 days, 1 hour ago
Khayyam & rideshare
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Khayyam, also known as Project 505, is a Russian built Earth observation satellite for Iran. The satellite is built by VNIIEM and NPK Barl on a curre…


Ceres-1
Success
6 days, 3 hours ago
Taijing-1-01 & 02
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Two commercial Earth observation satellites built by Minospace.