Virgin Galactic’s Historic First Private Passenger Spaceflight Set for Liftoff on August 10th
Virgin Galactic is preparing for its first private passenger flight, Galactic 02, after successfully completing its first commercial spaceflight. The private passenger flight is expected to take place on August 10th, and a live stream will be available on the Virgin Galactic website.
Galactic 02 will carry a total of three passengers, with one paying customer and two winners of a fundraising draw for Space for Humanity. The paying customer is Jon Goodwin, an 80-year-old Olympian, while Keisha Schahaff and her daughter Anastasia Mayers will be the first Caribbeans to fly to space as well as the first mother-daughter duo. Virgin Galactic’s chief instructor, Beth Moses, will also be part of the crew.