Part 5 of 6
By Douglas Messier
With the recent roll out of VSS Unity, Virgin Galactic marked a symbolic milestone in its recovery from the October 2014 accident that destroyed the first SpaceShipTwo and killed pilot Mike Alsbury.
Two questions loomed large over the celebrity-studded event. When will it fly? And how safe will it be when it does?
Company officials gave no timeline on the first question. Their answers about SpaceShipTwo’s safety differed significantly from previous claims they made over the last 11.5 years.