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If Eve Branson hadn't insisted that @richardbranson return to the family home in 1969 to watch the moon landings, there would be no Virgin Galactic. We thank Eve for that today, as we celebrate a wonderful life, well-lived. Our love and best wishes go to the whole Branson family.
Thread: following our test flight on December 12, 2020, we have completed the post-flight inspections and root cause analysis of what caused the onboard computer to halt ignition of the rocket motor. Corrective actions have been defined and work is already underway.
As 2020 draws to a close we remain focused on the steps ahead, including;
- Completing the analysis of our recent test flight 👨💻 👩💻
- Completing SpaceShipTwo Unity’s test flight program🌍
- Welcoming a second spaceship to our fleet 🚀🚀
Wishing you the best for the New Year!
Seeing firsthand how our pilots brought Unity in for a picture-perfect landing after an off-nominal condition confirmed this approach. I am even more confident that this is the level of safety that consumers will want and will be expecting from us.
Following this occurrence, our pilots flew back to Spaceport America and landed gracefully as usual.
When I became CEO, I was briefed on the safety engineering of our Spaceflight System, which is purposely designed to enable our pilots to safely glide back at any point.
Thread: our CEO, Michael Colglazier, on today’s flight test. Today’s flight landed beautifully, with pilots, planes, and spaceship safe, secure, and in excellent shape — the foundation of every successful mission! Our flight today did not reach space as we had been planning.
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