San Francisco, July 10: Billionaire Sir Richard Branson is set to fly to space aboard his Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity spaceplane on Sunday, July 11. Named "Unity 22", the mission will be the twenty-second flight test for VSS Unity and the Virgin Galactic's fourth crewed spaceflight. Sir Richard Branson is among four mission specialists who will fly to space. The pilots for this mission are Dave Mackay and Michael Masucci. Scroll down to know launch schedule, when and how to watch live streaming and other mission details. Richard Branson Set to Become the First Billionaire to Travel to Space on July 11, Beating Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk.
Virgin Galactic Unity 22 Spaceflight Launch Date and Time: The VSS Unity spaceplane will take off beneath the wings of its carrier aircraft, a plane known as VMS Eve, at 6:30 pm on July 11 (India time). CJ Sturckow and Kelly Latimer are the two pilots for VMS Eve aircraft. Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk: Know How and When The Rich Billionaires are Riding Their Own Rockets into Space.
Where and How to Watch Virgin Galactic Unity 22 Spaceflight Live Streaming:
The live streaming of launch of VSS Unity spaceplane carrying Sir Richard Branson and others will start at 6:30 pm on July 11. The official YouTube channel of Virgin Galactic will host the live streaming. You can also watch the live broadcast from Virgin Galactic, or on the space.com homepage.
Know Crew of VSS Unity Spaceplane:
Onboard the VSS Unity spaceplane will be Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson, the company’s chief astronaut instructor Beth Moses and lead operations engineer Colin Bennett. India-born Sirisha Bandla, who is the Vice President of Government Affairs and Research Operations at Virgin Galactic, is the fourth crew member.
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