Virgin Galactic Evolves Aerospace Leadership Structure in Preparation for Commercial Spaceline Operations
Commercial Service Remains on Track to Launch in Q2 2023
As part of this leadership update,
"With the completion of the enhancement program for our mothership at hand, our streamlined leadership structure will help propel the business forward as we prepare for commercial spaceline operations," said Colglazier. "Swami has been instrumental in establishing our future production strategy and in leading the work to prepare our initial ships for commercial flight, and we are incredibly grateful for his contribution. Our experienced leadership team brings deep expertise to the next exciting phase for the Company – flying our customers safely and regularly to space and expanding our future fleet."
The leadership team of industry veterans leading
Mike Moses, President, Spaceline Missions and Safety
Moses has led flight and mission operations at
Virgin Galacticsince 2011 following his seventeen-year career at NASA, where he led space shuttle launch operations until the shuttle retired from service in 2011.
Mike Moore, Executive Vice President, Spaceline Technical Operations
Virgin Galacticin 2022 following a long and successful career as SVP, Technical Operations with Delta Airlines. His team at Virgin Galacticworks to ensure vehicles are manufactured, maintained, and sustained to the highest standards of quality, reliability, and efficiency.
Steve Justice, Senior Vice President, Spaceline Programs and Engineering
Justice – a 39-year veteran of Lockheed Martin and a "legend" in its Skunk Works division – leads the design, engineering, and program management of
Virgin Galactic'sspaceflight system and future fleet development.
Planned upgrades of VMS Eve are complete, and the mothership is expected to enter ground tests next week before commencing flight tests to verify the enhancements to the ship. Commercial service remains on track to begin in Q2 2023.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We intend such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements contained in this press release other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, statements regarding changes to our leadership team, our spaceflight systems, our market growth, fleet development plans, and our objectives for future operations, are forwardlooking statements. The words "believe," "may," "will;" "estimate," "potential," "continue," "anticipate," "intend," "expect," "strategy," "future," "could," "would," "project," "plan," "target," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, though not all forwardlooking statements use these words or expressions. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including but not limited to the factors, risks and uncertainties included in our Annual Report on Form 10- K for the fiscal year ended
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