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David Mackay

British - ( VG)

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Date of Birth: Jan. 1, 1957
Age: 64


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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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.


Long March 2
Success
5 days, 21 hours ago
Yaogan-30-09
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

The Yaogan-30 is a series of military remote sensing satellites which are launched in triplets. The satellites are spaced by 120° in their orbit.


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
6 days, 12 hours ago
GPS III SV05
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

GPS-IIIA (Global Positioning System) is the first evolution stage of the third generation of the GPS satellites. It consists of the first ten (known …


Long March 2F
Success
1 week ago
Shenzhou 12
Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

First crewed flight to the Chinese large modular space station.


Minotaur I
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
NROL-111
Launch Area 0 B - Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

Classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.


Pegasus XL
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Odyssey (TacRL-2)
Vandenberg Space Force Base - Air launch to orbit

Payload for the US Space Force’s Tactically Responsive Launch program. It is a space domain awareness satellite that was procured under the Space For…