Posted by Staff Writer on 2/23/2019 to Space Industry
Virgin Galactic Passenger to Space from California
First Test Passenger in Space
IncSmart California (Small Business and Startups) - Virgin Galactic sends first test passenger into space from California. Private citizens are getting closer to space travel than ever before. The first test passenger was an astronaut trainer. The passenger ship was carried into the sky for an hour by another airplane before releasing the ship to continue on into space. The test conducted not only included the space vehicle, but the passenger experience. Virgin Galactic is pushing the envelope for tourism. Over 600 private citizens have already purchased tickets from Virgin.