Virgin Galactic 04 flight scheduled
September 14, 2023
By Chris Forrester
Space tourism business Virgin Galactic launched its Galactic 03 flight successfully on September 8th and says that its next flight, Galactic 04, will take place early in October.
Galactic 03 was the company’s fourth successful spaceflight in the past four months and the third flight of Virgin Galactic’s inaugural commercial spaceflight season. The flight followed the company’s first research mission in June and first private astronaut mission in August.
The company says it will now proceed with post-flight inspections and analysis in preparation for Galactic 04.
“What a thrilling day for our three new private astronauts and the entire team at Virgin Galactic. It’s an honour to see our Galactic 03 crew realise their lifelong dreams of spaceflight as they inspire our manifest of Future Astronauts. Each successful flight shows how powerful and personally transformative space travel can be, and we look forward to scaling our operations and making space travel more accessible to people around the world,” said Michael Colglazier, CEO at Virgin Galactic