Modern Astronauts
  • Sep 29, 2021 7:00 pm
  • 40:31 mins

Blue Origin launched its first crewed rocket in July 2021. But Virgin Galactic, another space tourism business, has been flying crewed test flights from the very beginning in 2004. Discover the incredible ventures of this lesser-known company and the brave astronauts pushing the envelope in the Mojave Desert and beyond. Guest: Nicholas Schmidle, author of "Test Gods: Virgin Galactic and the Making of a Modern Astronaut"