Virgin Galactic Unveils VSS Imagine, The First Spaceship III In Its Growing Fleet

Virgin Galactic today unveiled the Company’s first SpaceShip III in its growing fleet, VSS Imagine.

Tune in to watch its debut on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKiLv95mIVo

 

  • The spaceship showcases Virgin Galactic’s innovation in design and astronaut experience. Imagine also demonstrates progress toward efficient design and production, as Virgin Galactic works to scale the business for the long-term. VSS Imagine will commence ground testing, with glide flights planned for this summer from Spaceport America in New Mexico.

 

  • Future Astronauts are invited to be part of every step along the Virgin Galactic journey.  One of Virgin Galactic’s Future Astronauts, Dee Chester, had a unique opportunity to play her part in the rollout of VSS Imagine, as her Astronaut Edition Range Rover towed the new spaceship out of the hangar for the first time.

 

  • Today, Virgin Galactic and Land Rover also announce the extension of their global partnership until 2024. The extension will result in a ten-year partnership between two world leaders in adventure, innovation and exploration.

Please find the full announcement below and via link: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210330005537/en/Virgin-Galactic-Unveils-VSS-Imagine-The-First-SpaceShip-III-in-its-Growing-Fleet

You can download the images of VSS Imagine as well the video from the Virgin Galactic Press FTP.