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Virgin Galactic Successfully Completes First Fully Crewed Spaceflight

Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity, a suborbital rocket-powered Spaceplane, successfully reached space completing the company’s 4th rocket-powered spaceflight. The flight was the 22nd test flight & the first with a full crew in the cabin, including company founder, sir Richard Branson. The crew fulfilled a number of test objectives related to the cabin and customer experience including evaluating the commercial customer cabin, the views of earth from space, and the conditions for conducting research. An estimated 600 people, including celebrities, have reserved tickets worth $250,000 for flights. Famous names include Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, & Lady Gaga.
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