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Planetary RadioMarch 10, 2015

Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides on LauncherOne and the Return of SpaceShipTwo

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George Whitesides

President and CEO, Virgin Galactic

6,000 job-seekers came to the new Long Beach, California home of Virgin Galactic’s LauncherOne rocket on a recent morning. We sit down with CEO George Whitesides for a conversation about this new effort and the return of SpaceShipTwo. Emily Lakdawalla reveals the latest news from a solar system full of spacecraft. Bill Nye talks about hard times for the Mars One one-way trip to the Red Planet. Bruce Betts is always up on the night sky, even as Snoopy flies again!

Elected officials join Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides for a description of LauncherOne

Virgin Galactic

Elected officials join Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides for a description of LauncherOne
Models of LauncherOne and WhiteKnightTwo in air launch configuration

Virgin Galactic

Models of LauncherOne and WhiteKnightTwo in air launch configuration
Ribbon cutting at new Virgin Galactic facility

Virgin Galactic

Ribbon cutting at new Virgin Galactic facility
U.S. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (far left) joins Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides (center) and Long Beach, California Mayor Robert Garcia (fourth from left) for ribbon cutting at Virgin Galactic's new facility.
6,000 job seekers line up at new Virgin Galactic facility in Long Beach, California

Virgin Galactic

6,000 job seekers line up at new Virgin Galactic facility in Long Beach, California

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