Virgin Orbit fails on first rocket launch attempt, 'next big test ASAP' for Richard Branson’s spaceflight firm

I was able to witness the first crewed space flight of SpaceShipOne from that spaceport in 2004. Just beyond the press area was a big gathering of colorful space enthusiasts who were having a collective tailgate party to celebrate the event; the atmosphere almost did resemble something you might see at the Mos Eisley Cantina.


Gone in 9 seconds: Virgin Orbit’s maiden rocket flight went perfectly until it didn’t

Wannabe satellite flinger Virgin Orbit has shared more detail on what went wrong and right in the very brief maiden flight of LauncherOne.

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