Tourism Company Virgin Galactic Successfully Takes a Space Trip
Virgin Galactic has successfully launched a space tourism plane. Photo: Special
JAKARTA – Space tourism company Virgin Galactic claims to have successfully carried out its second flight mission to outer space. The flight is carried out using the Unity rocket, over the New Mexico desert.
Reporting from NPR, Virgin Galactic said, they successfully completed the second flight into space.
“The Unity rocket is released from the plane, over the New Mexico desert, up to 54.2 miles above Earth. That’s high enough to get a good view,” wrote the page, quoted Friday (26/5/2023).
Unlike other companies that use rockets to launch space capsules, Virgin Galactic uses a sort of rocket-powered field to shoot to the edge of the atmosphere.
Since it was first launched in 2014, this program has run smoothly without any problems. However, during trials in 2021, one pilot died due to deviating from the flight path.
“The Federal Aviation Administration briefly grounded the spacecraft for deviating from the scheduled flight path at the time it was first written,” it continued.
As a result of this incident, the company was facing financial pressure. His share price has slumped in the past year, and his sister company, Virgin Orbit, has declared bankruptcy.