Virgin Galactic ready for space tourism after final VSS Unity flight test
Virgin Galactic is poised to enter the realm of space tourism as it successfully completes its final VSS Unity flight test before commencing commercial service. The Unity 25 mission, which aimed to test technical functionality and the overall astronaut experience, reached space at approximately 12:26 PM Eastern time. Notably, this launch marked a significant moment in history as crew member Jamila Gilbert became the first female astronaut from New Mexico, according to Virgin Galactic. Gilbert, along with her fellow crewmates Chris Huie, Luke Mays, and Beth Moses, are all employees of Virgin.