Virgin Galactic announces new spaceflight window

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by Greg Rose
14 September 2023

Virgin Galactic has announced the ‘Galactic 04’ flight window will open on 5 October, 2023.

This would be Virgin Galactic’s fifth spaceflight this year and ninth spaceflight to date, further demonstrating Virgin Galactic’s ability to deliver safe, repeatable spaceflight and a transformative customer experience.

The three private astronauts aboard ‘Galactic 04’ bring different backgrounds and cultures to the mission, along with a shared passion for space, exploration and adventure:

  • Astronaut 017 - From the US

  • Astronaut 018 - From the UK

  • Astronaut 019 - From Pakistan, the first person to fly to space from this region

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The Virgin Galactic crew includes: 

  • VSS Unity Commander Kelly Latimer and Pilot CJ Sturckow

  • VMS Eve Commander Nicola Pecile and Pilot Jameel Janjua 

  • Astronaut Instructor Beth Moses

‘Galactic 04’ follows ‘Galactic 03’, the third flight of Virgin Galactic’s inaugural commercial spaceflight season – watch footage from that flight above.

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