Virgin Galactic reaches space again – this time with a passenger

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2194759-virgin-galactic-reaches-space-again-this-time-with-a-passenger/

VSS Unity

VSS Unity has reached the edge of space

Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic has returned the Unity spacecraft to the edge of space, two months after its inaugural flight, and this time it carried a test passenger.

Beth Moses, the spaceflight firm’s chief astronaut instructor, joined pilots Mike Masucci and Dave Mackay on the flight. “She will provide human validation for the data we collect. Including aspects of the customer cabin and spaceflight environment from the perspective of people in the back,” said Virgin Galactic in a tweet. The previous test flight in December was …

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