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Virgin Galactic Launches Into the New Year With January Commercial Flight

December 19, 2023

‘Galactic 06’ Mission Launch Window Opens January 26, 2024

Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPCE) today announced the ‘Galactic 06’ flight window will openJanuary 26, 2024. This will be the Company’s 11th spaceflight to date and will follow a year of unprecedented human spaceflight achievements that included six suborbital spaceflights in six months. Four private astronauts from three different countries will journey to space on Virgin Galactic’s sixth commercial spaceflight.

The private astronauts onboard the ‘Galactic 06’ mission will include:

  • Astronaut 023 – Private Astronaut from Ukraine and California, United States
  • Astronaut 024 – Private Astronaut from Texas, United States
  • Astronaut 025 – Private Astronaut from Austria
  • Astronaut 026 – Private Astronaut from California, United States

The Virgin Galactic crew will include:

  • VSS Unity Commander CJ Sturckow and pilot Nicola Pecile
  • VMS Eve Commander Michael Masucci and pilot Dan Alix

Michael Colglazier, CEO of Virgin Galactic, said: “Our inaugural year of commercial service demonstrated our spaceflight system’s ability to regularly deliver a safe and unparalleled customer experience for our astronauts and established new turn time records for reuseable human spaceflight systems. We’re excited to begin 2024 by bringing four new Virgin Galactic astronauts to space with our‘Galactic 06’ mission.”

Stay tuned to Virgin Galactic’s social channels for ‘Galactic 06’ mission updates.

About Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic is an aerospace and space travel company, pioneering human spaceflight for private individuals and researchers with its advanced air and space vehicles. Scale and profitability are driven by next generation vehicles capable of bringing humans to space at an unprecedented frequency with an industry-leading cost structure. You can find more information at https://www.virgingalactic.com/.

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Source: Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc.