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.@Virgin_Orbit flew in honour of Eve Branson, matriarch of the Branson family, who passed away earlier this month.

The team wrote “For Eve” onto the nose cone of the rocket – her name is flying among the stars.

Watch it all back here #VirginFamily

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Replying to @Virgin_Orbit: With operations for our #LaunchDemo2 mission already in full swing, it's an exciting morning here at Mojave Air and Space…

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Replying to @Virgin_Orbit: Payloads successfully deployed into our target orbit! We are so, so proud to say that LauncherOne has now completed its f…

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Payloads successfully deployed into our target orbit! We are so, so proud to say that LauncherOne has now completed its first mission to space, carrying 9 CubeSat missions into Low Earth Orbit for our friends @NASA. #LaunchDemo2

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Replying to @Virgin_Orbit: The upper stage has shut down as planned and will coast for about 30 minutes. Then, NewtonFour will relight to circulariz…

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Replying to @Virgin_Orbit: According to telemetry, LauncherOne has reached orbit! Everyone on the team who is not in mission control right now is go…

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Replying to @Virgin_Orbit: Our NewtonFour upper stage just ignited for this first time in the vaccuum of space. Amazing, awesome, incredible.

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Replying to @Virgin_Orbit: Hearing that we've now crossed 50 miles for the first time and are still on track. Just... wow! WELCOME TO SPACE, LAUNCHE…

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Replying to @Virgin_Orbit: Ground stations scattered across the globe — in Antarctica, Baja, Mauritius, and Mojave — are primed and ready to track L…

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Replying to @Virgin_Orbit: Our flight profile for this mission is identical to our first Launch Demo. Cosmic Girl is headed due southwest from Mojav…

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Replying to @Virgin_Orbit: Wanted to dwell for a moment on the fact that we've just handed off control of the entire launch system to the four teamm…

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Replying to @Virgin_Orbit: Here's what today's takeoff looked like from Mojave Air and Space Port.

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Replying to @Virgin_Orbit: A beautiful takeoff! Cosmic Girl and LauncherOne are officially airborne for our second orbital launch demonstration. #La

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Replying to @Virgin_Orbit: Cosmic Girl has been towed out to the runway. Not too long now 'til takeoff.

Fun fact: This is Cosmic Girl's 8,338th fli…

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The upper stage has shut down as planned and will coast for about 30 minutes. Then, NewtonFour will relight to circularize the orbit before we deploy our payload.

In both a literal and figurative sense, this is miles beyond how far we reached in our first Launch Demo.

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According to telemetry, LauncherOne has reached orbit! Everyone on the team who is not in mission control right now is going absolutely bonkers. Even the folks on comms are trying really hard not to sound too excited.

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Our NewtonFour upper stage just ignited for this first time in the vaccuum of space. Amazing, awesome, incredible.

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Hearing that we've now crossed 50 miles for the first time and are still on track. Just... wow! WELCOME TO SPACE, LAUNCHERONE!

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Ground stations scattered across the globe — in Antarctica, Baja, Mauritius, and Mojave — are primed and ready to track LauncherOne as it flies. We also have an additional antenna for telemetry on the roof of our Long Beach HQ.

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Our flight profile for this mission is identical to our first Launch Demo. Cosmic Girl is headed due southwest from Mojave to our drop point just south of the Channel Islands. Once there, we'll enter into a loop that we call the "racetrack" as we wait for final go/no-gos.

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Wanted to dwell for a moment on the fact that we've just handed off control of the entire launch system to the four teammates on Cosmic Girl right now.

They're literally the only people in the world trained and qualified to do this exact job - a unique experience for sure!

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Here's what today's takeoff looked like from Mojave Air and Space Port.

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A beautiful takeoff! Cosmic Girl and LauncherOne are officially airborne for our second orbital launch demonstration. #LaunchDemo2

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Cosmic Girl has been towed out to the runway. Not too long now 'til takeoff.

Fun fact: This is Cosmic Girl's 8,338th flight since the aircraft was procured by @VirginAtlantic back in 2001.

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Have a look at some amazing opportunities from across the #VirginFamily this week

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With operations for our #LaunchDemo2 mission already in full swing, it's an exciting morning here at Mojave Air and Space Port!

LOX loading on the rocket has begun, and we're looking good to hit our target takeoff time of approximately 10:30 AM Pacific.

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Know an aspiring astronaut?

They could send satellites into space with @Virgin_Orbit and @spacenanonaut

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Read how businesses can best focus on the future of work and wellness: @VirginUnite

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“You’ll miss 100% of the times you don’t swing.” – Eve Branson.

@HollyBranson shares a touching tribute to her granny, including some wonderful life lessons she learnt along the way:

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Before the UK lockdown, @richardbranson surprised a classroom full of students in Devon who had been learning all about entrepreneurship in their business class:

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.@EnvisionVirgin is teaming up with the COP26 #TogetherForOurPlanet campaign to help achieve their mission of encouraging global action against climate change

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