|Organization Type:||Private Company|
|Headquarters:||Las Cruces, NM (USA)|
|Spaceports & Launch Sites Used:||Mojave Air & Space Port
|Financial Status / Funding:||–|
Virgin Galactic is a private space tourism company that provides sub-orbital spaceflights to tourists or research missions. The company was founded in 2004 shortly after SpaceShipOne of Scaled Composites proved that a privately funded spacecraft can reach suborbital space. Richard Branson the founder of the company has partnered with Burt Rutan whose company designed and manufactured SpaceShipOne to forge a new venture, The Spaceship Company. This venture now fully owned by Virgin Galactic is producing the spacecraft the company will utilize. In the future Virgin Galactic hope to offer orbital human flights and possible space hotel stays.
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