Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 07 Jul 2013
Total posts 77
Did we ever find out where the first Virgin Galactic flights were going to? Or was it just a circuit around SpaceportAmerica
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 24 Oct 2011
Total posts 24
Weren't they simply going to "space" and back to where they started? A scenic flight of sorts?
Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,058
Back to earth...with a thud.
Unless Matthew McConaughey managed to communicate in morse code, from the 5th dimension, to the engineers at Virgin giving them the formula for escaping Earth's gravitational pull efficiently...Pffft....
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 1,013
TRB: did you just spoil the ending of Interstellar for me? :P
No, I'm saving you $20.
Go watch the latest Hobbit installment instead ;)
Member since 25 Sep 2013
Total posts 377
Member since 12 Jun 2013
Total posts 216
The one that crashed was a drop-test.
The plan for the final product (if it still gets built) is simply to go straight up and come down again. So the destination is just a tiny bit of space which happens to be about 160km above New Mexico. The SpaceshipTwo is nowhere near capable of even achieving orbit, which involves a helluva push sideways in conjunction with a small push upwards.
The name "Galactic" is, of course, ridiculous overreach. It's as if Virgin Atlantic involved wading up to your ankles in the beach at Portsmouth.
Member since 17 Feb 2012
Total posts 50
Save yourself the money and book a Malaysian Airlines flight.
Member since 10 Sep 2014
Total posts 5
Rumour is they are going to PER, aiming to provide a half decent int'l service to WA lol!!
Hi Guest, join in the discussion on
Did we ever find out where the first Virgin Galactic flights were going to?
Already have an ET account? Log in below.
Signing up with Executive Traveller only takes a second and lets you
interact with our community. It's completely free and we'll never pass your information on to
Didn’t receive an activation email? Resend one to yourself here.
If you’ve forgotten your password, simply enter your email address
below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email to re-activate your account and enter a new password.
If you have not received the activation email, simply enter your email address below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email containing the activation link.
Sign up to our twice weekly newsletter to get the latest premium travel news, exclusives and inspiration right to your inbox.