Virgin Galactic unveils its new space base, but no flights yet

As for when the actual flights will begin, no one’s saying yet, writes Justin Bachman for Bloomberg.

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LAS CRUCES, N.M., - Champagne, caviar and seared tuna will be on the menu for Virgin Galactic astronauts in training when they arrive at the company’s new home in the desert scrublands of southern New Mexico. As they gaze out at the mountains east of the otherworldly structure, a master of espresso arts will dose out shots from a barista island, accompanied by multiple forms of dairy and dairy alternatives, including oat milk, of course. As for when the actual flights will begin, no one’s saying yet, writes Justin Bachman for Bloomberg.

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The Intelligent Aerospace take:

August 20, 2019-Earlier this month, Virgin Galactic welcomed journalists as it unveiled its new headquarters and customer center in New Mexico, which features a plethora of creature comforts for future passengers aboard its commercial space craft. Late last year, Virgin Galactic sent pilots Mark “Forger” Stucky and Frederick “CJ” Sturckow to the FAA definition of space. Virgin, however, did not specify when the commercial flights to space would commence. Currently, reservations have closed until flights begin, but some 600 people from 60 countries have paid $250,000 for 90-minute rides into space.

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
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