Not so fast, Virgin Galactic – what about those spaceflight glitches?

The company’s lack of transparency is attracting the wrong kind of attention and it’s not just from angry investors

08 September 2021 - 19:49 By Chris Bryant

After Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson flew to suborbital space in July, getting there ahead of archrival Jeff Bezos in a triumphant mission broadcast to millions, his team was asked by a reporter whether there’s “anything that needs to be addressed before [the spacecraft] flies again?”

Michael Moses, who oversees the company’s spaceflight programme, responded that “everything looked perfect in real time” and there were “no issues whatsoever”...

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