Virgin Galactic: Creating Safe, Reliable, and Frequent Access to Space

Part of the Yearbook on Space Policy book series (YEARSPACE)


Virgin Galactic, a privately funded company based in the United States of America, is on track to become the world’s first commercial spaceline. Virgin Galactic is currently developing SpaceShipTwo, a reusable suborbital vehicle that will reach space altitudes on frequent, affordable, and safe suborbital voyages. SpaceShipTwo is being designed both for human astronauts and for automated payloads, with customers ranging from tourists to researchers and educators.


Launch Vehicle Small Satellite Microgravity Environment Federal Aviation Administration Hybrid Rocket 

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© Springer-Verlag GmbH Austria 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Virgin GalacticLas CrucesUSA

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