virgin galactic flight from spaceport america: galactic 03

First Series of Commercial Flights by Virgin Galactic

Spaceport America

Starting in June of 2023 and continuing approximately every month until November, Virgin Galactic conducted its first five commercial flights, Galactic 01 through Galactic 05. Much more information is on their website.

Galactic 07

June 8, 2024

Passengers: Tuva Atasever, Turkey (027); Andy Sadhwani, Texas U.S. (028); Irving Pergamet, New York U.S. (029); Giorgio Manenti, Italy (030).

Galactic 06

January 26, 2024

Passengers, for the first time all flying commercial: Lina Borozdina, Ukraine and Nevada U.S (023); Robie Vaughn, Texas U.S. (024); Franz Haider, Austria (025); Neil Konrswiet, California U.S. and a private astronaut of Franco-Italian nationality (026).

Galactic 05

November 2, 2023

Passengers on this research mission: Dr. Alan Stern, U.S. Planetary Scientist and Associate Vice President in Southwest Research Institute’s (SwRI) Space Sector (020); Kellie Gerardi, U.S. Payload Specialist and Bioastronautics Researcher for the International Institute for Astronautical Sciences (IIAS) (021); and a private astronaut of Franco-Italian nationality (022).

Galactic 04

October 6, 2023

Passengers included the first Pakistani ever in space, Namira Salim (019); UK resident Trevor Beattie (018); and American astronomer Ron Rosano (017).

Galactic 03

September 8, 2023

Passenger list released at the flight’s conclusion: real estate entrepreneur Ken Baxter (Las Vegas NV), entrerpenueur/adventurer/conservationist Timothy Nash (South Africa) and engineer Adrian Reynard (United Kingdom).

Galactic 02

August 10, 2023

Passengers on Galactic 02 were Keisha Schahaff of Antigua, her daughter Anastatia Mayers (Barbuda), and former Olympian and octegenarian Jon Goodwin (United Kingdom). For the record books: first mother-daughter team to space (Schahaff and Mayers), 2nd-youngest person to space (Mayers), 2nd person with Parkinson’s disease to space (Goodwin). Schahaff won her tickets in a 2021 Sweepstakes giveaway.

Galactic 01

June 29, 2023

The first commercial flight of Virgin Galactic carried members of the Italian Airforce.