Job Description Released For Test Program And Beyond
For some, it would be the ultimate dream job. Virgin Galactic
has released the basic job description for applicants interested in
Pilot-astronaut responsibilities include the WhiteKnightTwo and
SpaceShipTwo spaceflight system test program in accordance with
government regulations and company policies in Mojave, CA and
Virgin Galactic’s commercial operations at Spaceport America
in New Mexico. Qualified candidates are full course graduates of a
recognised test pilot school who are broadly experienced with both
high-performance fast-jet type airplanes and large multi-engine
types. Prior spaceflight experience is desirable.
Virgin Galactic is dedicated to becoming a world leader in
sub-orbital commercial space tourism with a longer term vision to
develop space technologies that have the potential to open space to
significantly more people and users. Pilot-astronauts are a vital
part of its efforts to creating a safe and enjoyable commercial
suborbital space flight.
Virgin Galactic actively strives to promote innovation, value,
integrity and a sense of enjoyment in all that it does.