Virgin Galactic plans to conduct a manned space flight test in October: it will carry two test pilots


British billionaire Richard Branson’s space travel company Virgin Galactic submitted a document to the Federal Communications Commission, planning to conduct the next manned space flight test on October 22.

The test site is located at the US Spaceport Operations Base in New Mexico. This will also be Virgin Galactic’s first space flight since February 2019, when the company launched its chief astronaut trainer Beth Moses as the spacecraft’s first test passenger.

The test flight next month will be the first of two tests of the SpaceShipTwo spacecraft system completed by Virgin Galactic. It will carry two test pilots . The second space test flight will increase to 4 test pilots. In the cabin. If the two test flights are successful, Virgin Galactic is expected to carry its founder Richard Branson for a space flight in the first quarter of next year. This milestone will mark the beginning of the company’s provision of commercial tourism services.

A Virgin Galactic spokesperson confirmed the accuracy of this document, but he pointed out that the October 22 date marked the beginning of a flight window, so the launch could occur within the next few days.

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