OVERVIEW | Episode 1: Ground Crew
The Virgin Galactic ground crew plays an essential role in our commercial spaceline operations. Meet our spaceship mechanics and watch them prepare our vehicles VSS Unity and VMS Eve for a flight -- right up until they pull chocks for taxi and take-off.
Camp Eclipse - Idaho 2017
Virgin Galactic's community of Future Astronauts gather in Idaho for a three day event to celebrate the 2017 total solar eclipse. Our friend and Future Astronaut, Professor Stephen Hawking speaks about the eclipse and reminds us on the importance of science and curiosity.
Intro music by:
'Show Me Love' - Hundred Waters
The Spaceship Company - We Build Spaceships
Design. Manufacture. Test. We Build Spaceships.
Elevating Unity - Episode 3: First Feather
On May 1st, 2017 VSS Unity "feather" re-entry system was activated in flight for the first time.
VSS Unity was piloted by Mark Stucky and Mike Masucci, with pilots Nicola Pecile and CJ Sturckow as well as flight test engineer Dustin Mosher in carrier aircraft VMS Eve. This test flight was the fourth glide flight (and eighth flight overall) of VSS Unity.
VSS Unity Project Engineer, Gabe Williams, describes the vehicle's unique feathering re-entry system.
Elevating Unity - Episode 2: Glide Flight
On December 3, 2016, our new SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, flew freely for the first time. This important test marks the first time that a vehicle built by our manufacturing organization, The Spaceship Company, has flown fully under its own control.
In this video, Lead Test Pilot, Mark "Forger" Stucky, explains what it's like flying VSS Unity for the first time.
You can read more about this flight test and about what’s coming next here: virg.in/HF6Yp
Supersonic Travel And The Spaceship Company
Yesterday in Denver, The Spaceship Company’s chairman Doug Shane spoke at Boom’s unveil of its XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator, a subscale prototype of the Boom supersonic passenger airliner. The Spaceship Company is a proud partner of Boom Supersonic and will provide engineering and manufacturing services, along with flight test support and operations. Doug introduced a congratulatory message from Sir Richard Branson.
Elevating Unity - Episode 1: Captive Carry
On September 8, 2016, our new SpaceShipTwo--VSS Unity--took to the skies for the first time. This is first ever flight of a vehicle built by our manufacturing organization, The Spaceship Company.
In this video, Mike Moses--our Senior Vice President of Operations, and a NASA veteran who oversaw dozens of successful flights to space--helps explain this flight and how it fits into the context of our full testing program.
You can read more about this flight test and about what’s coming next here: http://virg.in/abKzK
Congratulations Mike Moses
“Breaking Boundaries: cutting edge, innovative, new frontiers, bold ideas” are the themes of Purdue University’s Distinguished Science Alumni award. We could not be more proud that Virgin Galactic’s very own SVP of Operations Mike Moses is among this year’s honorees.
Professor Stephen Hawking Welcomes VSS Unity
We were honoured to have Professor Stephen Hawking officially name our new vehicle - Virgin Spaceship Unity. This video contains Stephen's speech alongside highlights from the ceremony.
Malala Welcomes VSS Unity
Malala welcomes Virgin Spaceship Unity and takes the opportunity to discuss the importance of STEM education and the role of women in science and engineering.
Celebrating Unity - Our Journey
We are proud to introduce not only our brand new vehicle 'Virgin Spaceship Unity', but also some of our incredible team who are making our dream of opening up space to change the world for good, a reality.
Virgin Galactic - An Introduction to LauncherOne’s Carrier Aircraft Cosmic Girl
Cosmic Girl, a 747-400, is Virgin Galactic’s newest vehicle in our space access fleet and the new, dedicated carrier aircraft for our LauncherOne small satellite launcher. Meet some of Cosmic Girl’s stewards and learn why a 747 is the right choice for small satellite launch.
Welcoming Cosmic Girl - Highlights
On December 3, 2015, we welcomed the newest vehicle in our space access fleet: "Cosmic Girl," a 747-400 that is the new, dedicated carrier aircraft for our LauncherOne small satellite launcher. With a name like Cosmic Girl, it seems like it was destiny that this beautiful plane would help open the space frontier.
Virgin Galactic - LauncherOne: The Small Satellite Revolution Is Here
Virgin Galactic introduces the newest addition to its fleet of vehicles as part of a technical update on its LauncherOne small satellite launch service. The 747-400 commercial jet aircraft, previously operated by Virgin Atlantic under the nickname ‘Cosmic Girl,’ will provide a dedicated launch platform for the LauncherOne orbital vehicle.
Virgin Galactic - An Introduction to Testing
Testing every component of the spaceship to ensure we fully understand strength and durability is a major ongoing work stream consisting of many thousands of small and large scale tests. In our latest film, Vice President of Safety & Test, Todd Ericson, explores this work and its place in the meticulous preparation and complex array of tasks that must be completed before our new spaceship takes to the air for the first time.
Correction: Though he’s awesome and deserving, Chris Turk would like us to point out that he’s never pursued a PhD.
Virgin Galactic – Meet LauncherOne
Virgin Galactic's small satellite launch vehicle has got a new look! The small satellite revolution is here, and LauncherOne is your ride to space!
Virgin Galactic NewtonThree Engine 90 second Hotfire, October 2015
Video showing a recent test of Virgin Galactic's NewtonThree rocket engine. A single NewtonThree rocket engine will power the first stage of LauncherOne, Virgin Galactic's orbital small satellite launch vehicle. In this test, conducted in Mojave, California, the NewtonThree engine fires for ninety seconds.
Virgin Galactic NewtonThree Engine Hotfire September 2015
Virgin Galactic completed its latest successful test firing of the NewtonThree main stage engine, which ran for more than 20 seconds. This is the liquid rocket propulsion system that will power Virgin Galactic's small satellite launch vehicle, LauncherOne.
Virgin Galactic - Introducing our Feather System
In the world of human spaceflight, re-entering Earth’s atmosphere is just as challenging as leaving Earth in the first place. To solve that problem, SpaceShipTwo uses a unique system called the feather—first invented and patented by Mojave Aerospace Ventures for use on the prize-winning SpaceShipOne program. Virgin Galactic’s VP of Special Projects Will Pomerantz explains how the feather works and how SpaceShipTwo combines the strengths of the two classic re-entry styles.
Virgin Galactic - Introducing our Pilot Corps
An introduction to our Pilot Corps, narrated by Virgin Galactic's Chief Pilot, Dave Mackay, including behind the scenes shots of our Spaceship factory.
Virgin Galactic - Introducing our Spaceship Propulsion Team
An introduction to our Spaceship Propulsion Team, narrated by Propulsion Program Manager, Jarret Morton, including behind the scenes shots of our manufacturing facilities.
Google Science Fair 2015 - The Virgin Galactic Pioneer Award
The 2015 Google Science Fair has now launched! Sign up now at https://www.googlesciencefair.com for your chance to win a tour of Virgin Galactic.
Google Science Fair 2015 Launch
The 2015 Google Science Fair has now launched! Sign up now at https://www.googlesciencefair.com for your chance to win some amazing prizes, experiences & scholarships.
Virgin Galactic - Introducing our Second Spaceship
An introduction to our second Spaceship, featuring interviews with key team members and behind the scenes shots of our Spaceship factory.
Virgin Galactic - Destiny
Members of the Virgin Galactic team explain why the continued exploration of space is so important to the future of mankind
Virgin Galactic - Innovation
The story of Virgin Galactic from one man's dream in 1988 to the present day
Virgin Galactic - Behind the Hangar Doors
On October 4th 2014 Virgin Galactic celebrated the anniversary of the Ansari X-Prize victory by inviting special guests for a 'Behind the Hangar Doors' tour
Virgin Galactic Ice Bucket Challenge
We were proud to answer Richard Branson's call to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge, and to support the fight against ALS. We challenge our global community of Virgin Galactic Future Astronauts, as well as the current crew of astronauts on board the International Space Station!
Thanks to our friends at Antenna Films for putting together this video and supporting the challenge.
We encourage you to donate to a worthy charity as part of the Ice Bucket Challenge, such as the ALS Association (http://www.alsa.org/donate/).
Will Pomerantz: How the Second Space Age Promises to Open up a New World of Exciting Opportunities
Virgin Galactic's Vice President of Special Projects, Will Pomerantz, explains how the second space age promises to open up a new world of exciting opportunities.
Virgin Galactic Hybrid Rocket Motor Test - May 8 2014
Footage from Virgin Galactic's recent Hybrid Rocket Motor Test
Virgin Galactic's Third Powered Flight
On the 10th of January 2014, Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo completed its third powered flight, breaking the speed of sound in an important test flight. In command on the flight deck for the first time under rocket power was Virgin Galactic's Chief Pilot Dave Mackay.
Virgin Galactic Highlights 2013
After an amazing year, Virgin Galactic showcases highlights from 2013, including never before seen footage from one of the full duration rocket motor ground test firings.
Credit: MarsScientific.com and Clay Center Observatory for all telescopic footage.
Your Journey To Space Starts Here
The latest version of Virgin Galactic's 'Your Journey To Space Starts Here' - October 2013
Virgin Galactic's Virtual Job Fair September 2013
Check out what some of the team had to say about working for Virgin Galactic, the organisation set to become the world's first commercial spaceline
"I can't wait to get up there!" Virgin Galactic's Second Rocket Powered Test Flight
Sir Richard Branson's thoughts on SpaceShipTwo's second rocket powered test flight. Telescope footage by MarsScientific.com and Clay Center Observatory.
Virgin Galactic's Second Rocket Powered Flight Tail Footage
Footage from the tail camera onboard SpaceShipTwo during Virgin Galactic's Second Rocket Powered Test Flight
Virgin Galactic's Second Rocket Powered Test Flight
Virgin Galactic flexes SpaceShipTwo's unique feather mechanism in second supersonic flight
Virgin Galactic - Dreams June 2013
The latest version of our 'Dreams' film
Your Journey To Space Starts Here June 2013
The latest version of Virgin Galactic's 'Your Journey To Space Starts Here' - June 2013
Sir Richard Branson's thoughts on SpaceShipTwo's First Rocket-Powered Test Flight [HD]
Sir Richard Branson's thoughts on SpaceShipTwo's First Rocket-Powered Test Flight.
SpaceShipTwo -- First Rocket-Powered, Supersonic Test Flight [HD]
Footage of SS2 going supersonic for the first time.
SpaceShipTwo -- Telescope View of First Rocket-Powered Test Flight
Telescope Footage of Virgin Galactic breaking the speed of sound in first rocket-powered flight of SpaceShipTwo. Taken by MarsScientific.com and Clay Center Observatory.
Your Journey Into Space Starts Here
Introducing Virgin Galactic
Virgin Galactic Majestic Flight Showreel - Long Version
Virgin Galactic's WhiteKnightTwo and LauncherOne take flight - See exclusive footage from the Virgin Galactic Test Flight Program.
Virgin Galactic Portraits Film
An exclusive insight behind the scenes of some of the key Virgin Galactic Team.
Virgin Galactic LauncherOne Furthering the Space Frontier - July 2012
LauncherOne - Furthering the Space Frontier. Virgin Galactic is proud to announce LauncherOne, a revolutionary new launch vehicle dedicated to enabling dramatically more people and users to benefit from space.
Virgin Galactic - Dreams
Sir Richard Branson gives an insight into his inspiration behind the Virgin Galactic project.
Virgin Galactic Educational Initiative
Update on Virgin Galactic's educational initiative, inspiring kids across the globe.
Virgin Galactic 'Keys to a New Dawn' Presentation Highlights
Highlights from the Keys to a New Dawn Press Conference at Spaceport America, New Mexico, October 2011.
'Keys to New Dawn' Event at Spaceport America
Footage from the 'Keys to a New Dawn' Event. Spaceport America, New Mexico. October 17, 2011