16 June, 2023

Virgin Galactic starts commercial operations.

Virgin Galactic has confirmed the start of commercial spaceline operations, with the first commercial spaceflight, ‘Galactic 01,’ planned to fly between 27th June – 30th June 2023. ‘Galactic 01,’ a scientific research mission, will carry three crew members from the Italian Air Force and the National Research Council of Italy to conduct microgravity research.

The second commercial spaceflight, ‘Galactic 02,’ will follow in early August 2023, with monthly spaceflights expected thereafter.