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VMS Eve is named after Richard Branson’s mother, Eve, who sadly passed away this month. Eve was always cheering us on and will be immortalized through our beautiful carrier aircraft. As Richard said: "There's no way you can have a mothership and not name it after your mother!"

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Highlights from this week’s VMS Eve flights in New Mexico. During a spaceflight, VMS Eve acts as a mothership and carries SpaceShipTwo Unity to release altitude. These were routine flights for our pilots to complete regular proficiency checks.

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Our mothership, VMS Eve, has landed safely back at Spaceport America, New Mexico.

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Our mothership, VMS Eve, heads into the skies above Spaceport America. Our pilots for today’s flight are Kelly Latimer and Mike ‘Sooch’ Masucci.

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Our mothership, VMS Eve, is being prepared for another routine flight. Today’s pilots will be Kelly Latimer and Mike ‘Sooch’ Masucci. Our pilots will be completing some routine proficiency checks and practicing in-flight maneuvers.

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Watch as our mothership, VMS Eve, lands at Spaceport America, New Mexico, today. It was a beautiful day for flying!

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Our mothership, VMS Eve, has landed safely back at Spaceport America, New Mexico. Our pilots, CJ Sturckow and Dave Mackay, are now bringing the mothership back to the hangar at our Gateway to Space facility.

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If you're in Las Cruces, New Mexico, look up and you may see our mothership, VMS Eve, fly overhead in a few minutes.

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VMS Eve heads into the vast New Mexico skies. The pilots for today’s flight are CJ Sturckow and Dave Mackay.

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Our mothership, VMS Eve, will be conducting a flight from Spaceport America, New Mexico, today and another tomorrow. Today’s pilots will be CJ Sturckow and Dave Mackay. They will be using VMS Eve to simulate SpaceShipTwo Unity’s glide and approach-to-land phase.

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“Looks like the blue skies went to black!” We are overjoyed to share this new video of our Launch Demo 2 flight. The adrenaline is still flowing after we aced this flight and delivered satellites for nine different @NASA and university teams exactly to their target orbit.

Huge congratulations to the entire team at @Virgin_Orbit on a successful mission to space!

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Payloads successfully deployed into our target orbit! We are so, so proud to say that LauncherOne has now completed its first mission to space, carrying 9 CubeSat missions into Low Earth Orbit for our friends @NASA. #LaunchDemo2

Congratulations to our friends, @Virgin_Orbit, who completed their first mission to space today with LauncherOne carrying 9 CubeSat missions into Low Earth Orbit for @NASA. #LaunchDemo2

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Replying to @Virgin_Orbit: With operations for our #LaunchDemo2 mission already in full swing, it's an exciting morning here at Mojave Air and Space…

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With operations for our #LaunchDemo2 mission already in full swing, it's an exciting morning here at Mojave Air and Space Port!

LOX loading on the rocket has begun, and we're looking good to hit our target takeoff time of approximately 10:30 AM Pacific.

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Eve is immortalized through our beautiful carrier aircraft, VMS Eve, which launched in 2008. As Richard said: "There's no way you can have a mothership and not name it after your mother!"

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If Eve Branson hadn't insisted that @richardbranson return to the family home in 1969 to watch the moon landings, there would be no Virgin Galactic. We thank Eve for that today, as we celebrate a wonderful life, well-lived. Our love and best wishes go to the whole Branson family.

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Once this corrective work has been implemented and verified, we will confirm our pre-flight timeline for the next test flight and share expected dates for when the flight window will open.

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Thread: following our test flight on December 12, 2020, we have completed the post-flight inspections and root cause analysis of what caused the onboard computer to halt ignition of the rocket motor. Corrective actions have been defined and work is already underway.

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As 2020 draws to a close we remain focused on the steps ahead, including;

- Completing the analysis of our recent test flight 👨‍💻 👩‍💻
- Completing SpaceShipTwo Unity’s test flight program🌍
- Welcoming a second spaceship to our fleet 🚀🚀

Wishing you the best for the New Year!

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Thread: Happy Holidays from @VirginGalactic. This has been a year unlike any other, and we can’t thank our teammates enough for their passion, positivity, and commitment to our goals throughout.

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