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Virgin Galactic Space Flight date and time today: How to watch online as Richard Branson flies into space

Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson departs with his crew prior to boarding, for travel to the edge of space in Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket plane VSS Unity, near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, U.S., July 11, 2021. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson departs with his crew prior to boarding, for travel to the edge of space in Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket plane VSS Unity, near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, U.S., July 11, 2021. REUTERS/Joe Skipper (REUTERS)

Virgin Galactic Space Flight date and time: As Richard Branson, along with India-born Sirisha Bandla and the rest of the Virgin Galactic crew, gears up to take off today on SpaceShipTwo Unity 22 spacecraft, here’s how viewers can tune in to watch the launch event online.

Virgin Galactic Space Flight date and time: You can check below when and where to watch the spaceflight that will take Richard Branson and Sirisha Bandla into space.

Virgin Galactic Space Flight date and time: Billionaire Richard Branson, along with his crew, that consists of India-born Sirisha Bandla and others, is all set to kick off the space travel race among the world’s richest billionaires later today when he embarks on the first fully crewed Virgin Galactic space flight on Sunday. While crewed missions to space have already been conducted by space agencies and private companies in the past, the 70-year-old will be the first billionaire to fly into space onboard the SpaceShipTwo Unity 22 spacecraft later today. He will also beat Amazon founder Jeff Bezos by nine days -- Bezos is also set to travel to space on July 20.

As Branson prepares to enter space for the first time today, here’s everything you need to know about the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Unity 22 flight, date and time and how you can tune into the live event online from your devices.

How to watch the Virgin Galactic space flight launch online

Virgin Galactic will allow viewers to tune in to the official live stream of the event on the company’s Twitter and Facebook profiles, as well as on the company’s website.

What is Virgin Galactic Space Flight date and time in India:

Virgin Galactic Space Flight date and time in India is at 7:30 AM PT or 3:30 PM BST. Viewers in India will be able to tune into the event at 8:00 PM IST. You can also watch the video below.

 

Who will accompany Branson into space onboard the SpaceShipTwo Unity 22 spacecraft?

Apart from Branson, the crew is comprised of six members, including pilots Dave Mackay and Michael Masucci, along with Virgin Galactic’s Chief Astronaut Instructor Beth Moses, lead operations engineer Colin Bennett, and Indian-origin government affairs and research VP Sirisha Bandla.

What users can expect to see at the Virgin Galactic Space Flight launch event

On Virgin Galactic’s fourth crewed space flight later today, the company will launch the WhiteKnight carrier aircraft, VMS Eve, at a spaceport in New Mexico. It will carry the VSS Unity spaceship which will be carrying the six-member crew on board. The spaceship will then take the crew into space for a short period of time before it returns after the flight is completed.

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