Virgin Galactic to launch its 1st suborbital spaceflight from Spaceport America in October:

We have good news to share.

The 10/22 flight will be the first of two that the space tourism company has planned to complete testing of its SpaceShipTwo spacecraft system and should have just two test pilots on board.

Virgin Galactic said last month that the second test spaceflight will then have four ‘mission specialists’ inside the cabin… If both test flights succeed, Virgin Galactic expects to fly founder Sir Richard Branson in the first quarter of 2021.

Now THAT would be something!!!!!

A spokesperson for Virgin added that the Oct. 22 date is meant to mark the beginning of a flight window, so it is possible the flight will take place shortly thereafter, Sheetz wrote. Virgin also plans four-hour test flights of SpaceShipTwo’s carrier aircraft, WhiteKnightTwo, on Oct. 1 and Oct. 7.