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Eve is immortalized through our beautiful carrier aircraft, VMS Eve, which launched in 2008. As Richard said: "There's no way you can have a mothership and not name it after your mother!"

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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.

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Once this corrective work has been implemented and verified, we will confirm our pre-flight timeline for the next test flight and share expected dates for when the flight window will open.

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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.

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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!

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Thread: Happy Holidays from @VirginGalactic. This has been a year unlike any other, and we can’t thank our teammates enough for their passion, positivity, and commitment to our goals throughout.

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This is an administrative action where the Form S-1 registration statement originally filed in May 2020 has now been converted and filed as an S-3 registration statement.

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Thread: Yesterday, Virgin Galactic filed a final prospectus related to a post-effective amendment to a resale registration statement on Form S-3. This is not a new registration, and no additional shares are being registered.

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An update on our test flight program;

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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.

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As we do with every test flight, we are evaluating all the data, including the root cause assessment of the computer communication loss. We look forward to sharing information on our next flight window in the near future.

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After being released from its mothership, SpaceShipTwo Unity’s onboard computer that monitors the rocket motor lost connection. As designed, this triggered a fail-safe scenario that intentionally halted ignition of the rocket motor.

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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.

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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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Early update on flight: The ignition sequence for the rocket motor did not complete. Vehicle and crew are in great shape. We have several motors ready at Spaceport America. We will check the vehicle and be back to flight soon.

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Pilots and vehicles back safe and sound. We will update again shortly.

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Wheel stop, SpaceShipTwo Unity.

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Touch down, SpaceShipTwo Unity.

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SpaceShipTwo Unity now at 15,000ft and on its way home to Spaceport America.

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