written by jeff faust, on february 16th, 2023

who: virgin galactic

what: the carrier aircraft for virgin galactic’s suborbital spaceplane made its first flight in more than a year

when: feb. 15

where: mojave air and space port in california

why: it is the next step closer to beginning commercial service

interesting paragraph: (para 3) “the flight was the first for vms eve since it flew to mojave from spaceport america in new mexico in october 2021. virgin galactic performed an extensive overhaul of the plane while in mojave, including replacing the center pylon where the space ship two spaceplane is attached.”

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