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Name: VIRGIN GALACTIC
7JetSet7 Code: VGC
Status: Operational
Region: NORTH AMERICA
City: MOJAVE
Country: USA
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Web: virgingalactic.com
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VGC-2006-10-SPACEPORT
VGC-2010-10-VSS ENTERPRISE SPACEPORT
VGC-2010-10-VSS ENTERPRISE-B
VGC-2010-10-VSS ENTERPRISE-C
VGC-2011-01-VIRGIN GALACTIC TEST FLIGHT
VGC-2011-09-FAITH OPENING
VGC-2011-09-VIRGIN GALACTIC-EVE
VGC-2011-09-VMS EVE PILOT
VGC-2011-10 - NEW MEX GOV SUANA MARTINEZ
VGC-2011-12 - PAUL ALLEN VENTURE - A
VGC-2011-12 - PAUL ALLEN VENTURE - B
VGC-2011-12 - PAUL ALLEN VENTURE - C
VGC-2013-04 - 1ST ROCKET FLIGHT-A
VGC-2013-04 - 1ST ROCKET FLIGHT-B
VGC-2014-10 - PAUL ALLEN SPACE VENTURE
VGC-2014-10 - SS2 CRASH-A
VGC-2014-10 - SS2 CRASH-B
VGC-2014-10 - SS2 CRASH-C
VGC-2014-10 - SS2 CRASH-D
VGC-2015-05 - SpaceShipTwo Progress.jpg
VGC-2015-07 - SS2 Accident Report-A.jpg
VGC-2015-07 - SS2 Accident Report-B.jpg
VGC-2015-09 - Update Meeting.jpg
VGC-2015-10 - Progress Update-A.jpg
VGC-2015-10 - Progress Update-B.jpg
VGC-2015-12 - Cosmic Girl 747-400.jpg
VGC-2016-05 - Possible Life.jpg
VGC-LOGO

July 2008: See video of animation of a Virgin Galactic (VGC) flight

March 2009: The Virgin Galactic (VGC) SpaceShipTwo experimental prototype carrier airplane WhiteKnight Two, called "Virgin Galactic MotherShip Eve" is to fly publicly for the first time at this year's Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture air show in Oshkosh in July.

March 2010: See video of Virgin Galactic (VGC) closer to launch - -

October 2010: The New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA) dedicated the nearly two-mile long “Governor Bill Richardson Spaceway” at Spaceport America, representing significant progress toward launching commercial customers into space from the desert of New Mexico. Governor Bill Richardson, Sir Richard Branson and approximately 30 of more than >380 Virgin Galactic (VGC) future astronauts attended the event along with guests from around the world and watched a flyover and landing by Virgin Galactic (VGC)’s WhiteKnightTwo, in a captive carry with SpaceShipTwo. - - SEE PHOTO - - "VGC-VSS ENTERPRISE-2010-10."

“We are celebrating the world’s first spaceway at the world’s first purpose-built, commercial spaceport,” said Governor Richardson. “New Mexico is not only helping to launch the commercial spaceflight industry, but we are launching new jobs and opportunities for the people of southern New Mexico. Today marks a significant milestone on our historic and exciting journey.”
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VGC-SPACESHIP - 2011-12
VGC-SPACESHIPTWO AND WHITEKNIGHTTWO - 2011-12
VGC-SS2 1ST ROCKET FLIGHT - 2013-04
VGC-STRATOLAUNCH SYSTEM - 2011-12

March 2017:

1 SPACESHIPTWO (SS2).

1 WHITEKNIGHTTWO (MOTHERSHIP TO CARRY SPACESHIPTWO (SS2) ALOFT) (WK2).

1 STRATOLAUNCH SYSTEMS SPACE AIRPLANE.

Management:
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VGC-1ST ASTRONAUT PILOT - 2011-10
VGC-GEORGE WHITESIDES-CEO

SIR RICHARD BRANSON, FOUNDER, & EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, THE VIRGIN GROUP.
Richard Branson was born in 1950 and was educated at Stowe School. It was at this school that he began to set up "Student Magazine" when he was just 16. By 17, he'd also set up Student Advisory Centre, which was a charity to help young people.

In 1970, he founded "Virgin" as a mail order record retailer, and not long after, he opened a record shop in Oxford Street, London. During 1972, a recording studio was built in Oxfordshire, and the 1st Virgin artist, Mike Oldfield recorded "Tubular Bells," which was released in 1973. This album went on to sell >5 million copies! Since then, many household names, including Belinda Carlisle, Genesis, Phil Collins, Janet Jackson, and The Rolling Stones have helped to make Virgin Music one of the top 6 record companies in the world. The equity of Virgin Music Group (record labels, music publishing, and recording studios) was sold to THORN (EMI) in 1992 in a US$1 billion deal.

The Virgin Group has now expanded into international music Megastores, air travel, mobile, financial, retail, music, internet, drinks, rail, hotels and leisure, with around 200 companies in >30 countries.

Virgin Atlantic Airways (VAA), formed in 1984 is now the 2nd largest British long haul international airline and operates a fleet of 747 and A340 airplanes to New York, Miami, Boston, Los Angeles, Orlando, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Tokyo, Las Vegas, Delhi, Lagos, Port Harcourt, Shanghai, and the Caribbean. (VAA) is based on the concept of offering a competitive and high quality Upper Class (F), Premium Economy (PY), and Economy (Y) service. (VAA) has won many major awards, including "Airline of the Year" award several times.

During 1997, Virgin took over Britain's 2 most run-down rail franchises, CrossCountry and the West Coast Main Line. (VAA) is currently engaged in a £2billion fleet replacement program.
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