Virgin Galactic confirms VSS Unity test flights

Virgin Galactic has confirmed that the next rocket-powered test flight of SpaceShipTwo Unity will be conducted on May 22, pending weather and technical checks. This follows the completion of a maintenance review of VMS Eve, the mothership jet aircraft which is designed to carry SpaceShipTwo to an altitude of approximately 50,000 feet. “Following a detailed…

Virgin Galactic unveils Under Armour spacesuits

Virgin Galactic has unveiled the spacesuits its pilots will wear as they fly private astronauts into space and we can't help feeling a little, well, disappointed. We were perhaps expecting something a little more glamorous than what look essentially like blue boilersuits.  Designed in collaboration with the company’s Technical Spacewear Partner, Under Armour, the Virgin…