The items are lastly beginning to come collectively for Virgin Galactic’s house tourism — the corporate has flown SpaceShipTwo from Spaceport America for the primary time. It was only a glide check from 50,000 toes up, however the flight let the spaceport fulfill its supposed objective and gave pilots familiarity with the New Mexico airspace. This may even assist Virgin examine efficiency towards comparable maneuvers from earlier checks.
And earlier than you ask: sure, Virgin took steps to maintain crews secure in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. It reworked operational parts to maintain individuals aside, and required “common” masks utilization.