After conducting an inquiry into concerns with the firm’s July 11 launch, the Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday that Richard Branson’s space tourism venture could resume spaceflight.
According to the FAA, the company’s SpaceShipTwo strayed from its allocated area as it descended to Spaceport America in New Mexico, according to an inquiry into the voyage, which featured Branson as a passenger.
ACCORDING TO THE AGENCY, the FAA also discovered that Virgin Galactic “failed to promptly disclose the deviation to the FAA promptly,” according to the agency.
While the inquiry was underway, the FAA grounded Virgin. To keep the public safe, the agency said it ordered Virgin to modify its communication with the FAA during aircraft operations.
The FAA stated in a press statement that “Virgin Galactic has made the needed adjustments and may resume flying operations.”
The FAA stated that it is in charge of safeguarding the general public from any space disasters, while Virgin Galactic protects its crew.
The SpaceX Inspiration4 mission will be the first to orbit the Earth with an all-civilian crew.