Watch live as Virgin Galactic’s first passenger flight takes off with Richard Branson on board – TechCrunch


Virgin Galactic is about to launch its first passengers to house tomorrow morning, and you’ll watch the entire thing proper right here. The launch is scheduled for six AM Pacific, with streaming festivities (together with commentary by Stephen Colbert) beginning on the hour.

This launch is the 22nd for VSS Unity, Virgin Galactic’s first spacecraft to go away the environment. As earlier than, Unity will go away the Spaceport connected to the stomach of VMS Eve, which is able to take it up out of the thickest a part of the environment.

Unity will drop off and ignite its rocket engine, reaching speeds approaching Mach three till it reaches the 80 kilometer mark, the bottom altitude thought of to be in house. When the engines shut off, the pilots and passengers will get pleasure from a brief interval of weightlessness and naturally gorgeous views.

The entire thing will probably be livestreamed, from the bottom and, connectivity allowing, from the craft itself. After they return safely there will probably be a triumphant press convention and, remarkably, reside music from Khalid.

I’ll be there on the bottom, however you possibly can see what I see by tuning in to the official stream beneath:


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