Virgin Galactic Hires Two New Pilots into its Pilot Corps

Berlin.Fernsehen

Galactic today announced the appointment of two new pilots into

Virgin

Pilot Corps, bringing the total number of pilots to eight.

its

Janjua and Patrick Moran will be based at Spaceport America, New Mexico,

Jameel

join the Virgin Galactic team as preparations for commercial service

and

will embark on an

Both

training program before flying SpaceShipTwo. In addition to the

extensive

the pilots will also train to fly the carrier aircraft, VMS

Spaceship,

VMS Eve provides a way for the pilots to fly simulated parts of the

Eve.

flight trajectory, gaining valuable hands-on training. Other

SpaceShipTwo

for the pilots will include flying other company support aircraft,

assignments

mission control, flight planning, and support various detailed engineering

working

project roles across the company.

and

Jameel and Patrick will initially operate in a test pilot capacity, they,

While

with the rest of the Pilot Corps, will ultimately become the world’s

along

commercial Spaceship Pilots, flying Future Astronauts on their

first

journey into space and back.

life-changing

Virgin Galactic Pilots

Our

an essential role in the flight experience of our Future

serve

The pilots will join the Future Astronauts at various points

Astronauts.

their training program, helping emphasize and provide details about various

in

elements of their upcoming spaceflight. All pilots are

key

of the Virgin Galactic brand and will work to provide Future

ambassadors

Jameel and Patrick

Both

a wealth of aircraft flight and flight test experience; they were picked

bring

a small group of specialized pilots who meet the strict criteria needed to

from

considered for the role of a Virgin Galactic Pilot.

be

Virgin Galactic Hires Two New Pilots into its

Pilot Corps

continue.

Astronauts with an out of this world adventure.

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