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VSS Unity 22

Overview

Destination: Suborbital
Mission: Tourism

Suborbital Spaceport America Air launch to Suborbital flight

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

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Updates

SwGustav • July 11, 2021, 3:43 p.m.

VSS Unity has successfully landed at the Spaceport America after completing a nominal flight


SwGustav • July 11, 2021, 2:34 p.m.

Moving T-0 to approximate drop time


Nosu • July 11, 2021, 9:52 a.m.

Flight delayed 90 minutes due to overnight weather at spaceport


SpaceShipTwo

Family: SpaceShipTwo
Configuration:

The Scaled Composites Model 339 SpaceShipTwo (SS2) is an air-launched suborbital spaceplane type designed for space tourism. It is manufactured by The Spaceship Company, a California-based company owned by Virgin Galactic.

Specifications
  • Stages
    1
  • Length
    18.0 m
  • Diameter
    8.2 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    9 T
  • Thrust
    310 kN
Family
  • Name
    SpaceShipTwo
  • Family
    SpaceShipTwo
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    SpaceShipTwo
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

VSS Unity


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 6 Crew Capacity: 8
Destination: Suborbital
Serial Number: N202VG

VSS Unity, previously referred to as VSS Voyager, is a SpaceShipTwo-class suborbital rocket-powered crewed spaceplane. It is the second SpaceShipTwo to be built and will be used as part of the Virgin Galactic fleet.

SpaceShipTwo Details

Crew


David Mackay

Pilot - British - (VG)

Status: Active

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

Michael Masucci

Pilot - American - (VG)

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Jan. 1, 1960
Age: 61

Beth Moses

Passenger - American - (VG)

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Jan. 1, 1974
Age: 47

Sir Richard Branson

Passenger - British - (VG)

Status: Active

Date of Birth: July 18, 1950
Age: 71

Sirisha Bandla

Passenger - American - (VG)

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Jan. 1, 1988
Age: 33

Colin Bennett

Passenger - Scottish-American - (VG)

Status: Active

Date of Birth: Jan. 1, 1985
Age: 36

Virgin Galactic

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Founder: Richard Branson Founded: 2004 Successes: 53 Failures: 5 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Private

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.

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


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