18th July 2021 – (New Mexico) Space tourism company Virgin Galactic completed its first fully crewed test flight of its spacecraft on last Sunday, making a giant leap toward commercial suborbital spaceflight. The mission, dubbed “Unity 22,” was the company’s fourth crewed spaceflight, and the 22nd flight test for the company’s spacecraft VSS Unity. The four mission specialists on board were Richard Branson; Beth Moses, chief astronaut instructor at Virgin Galactic; Colin Bennett, lead operations engineer at Virgin Galactic; Sirisha Bandla, vice president of government affairs and research operations at Virgin Galactic. The two pilots were Dave Mackay and Michael Masucci.
You and a friend can now win a trip on One of the FIRST Virgin Galactic Flights to Space, no donation or payment is necessary to enter or win this sweepstakes. The sweepstakes will close on 1st September and winners will be announced on 29th September 2021.
YOU AND A FRIEND WILL:
- Make history as you both live out your astronaut dreams on one of the FIRST Virgin Galactic commercial spaceflights
- Experience weightlessness and awe-inspiring views of Earth from space
- Join Sir Richard Branson for a personal VIP tour of Spaceport America
- Be flown to the home of Spaceport America in New Mexico (hotel included!)
You and your guest will board a Virgin Galactic spaceship where you’ll take off smoothly, just like an airplane, and watch as the colors outside your window change from blue to indigo to midnight black…
Hovering above Earth, nothing can prepare you for the breathtaking views of our bright planet and surrounding galaxy. Or hearing “you are now free to float about the cabin.”
Cameras throughout the cabin will record every moment in HD. With 17 circular windows for viewing, every seat is a window seat. And there’s even a mirror to watch yourself floating through space.
Following a smooth glide descent, you’ll return back to Earth safely, but forever transformed. You’re an astronaut now.
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