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Virgin Galactic Aims for June 29 Launch

Start of space tourism era

Virgin Galactic in Tustin said it will launch its first commercial space flight on June 29, opening the era of space tourism.

The three-person crew from the Italian Air Force and National Research Council of Italy will board VSS Unity for a 90-minute flight to conduct a series of suborbital science experiments.

Virgin Galactic said today there will be a live stream of the Galactic 01 launch from a base in New Mexico beginning at 8 a.m. Pacific time on the 29th.

The second commercial flight is expected in August.

For more on Virgin Galactic, see the June 26 print edition of the Business Journal.

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Kevin Costelloe
Kevin Costelloe
Tech reporter at Orange County Business Journal
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