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As bidding intensifies for a seat on Blue Origin's first crewed hop into space, Virgin Galactic has announced the next rocket-powered SpaceShipTwo test flight will take place on May 22. Things looked a little dicey for Virgin Galactic earlier this month as the biz revealed problems had been found with its carrier aircraft VMS …

  1. Paul Herber Silver badge

    May day, May day

    Ascension Sunday, Ascension Sunday. Shrove Tuesday is just so wrong for a spaceship launch.

    1. Foxglove
      Coat

      Re: May day, May day

      Could be worse, Ash Wednesday.

      Too soon?

      1. Anomalous Cowturd
        Mushroom

        Re: May day, May day

        Wait for it, wait for it!

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: May day, May day

          Pancake day?

    2. Neil Barnes Silver badge

      Re: May day, May day

      Nah, Himmelfahrt was a week ago... https://www.ferienfeiertagedeutschland.de/2021/feiertage/christi-himmelfahrt/

  2. Danny Boyd

    What times we live in! Looks like everybody and his uncle are eager to stick the stick of dynamite in their rear orifice and boldly go to [conveniently named] Uranus or even further.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Isn't 'Galactic' a bit grand for an organisation that aspires to send people into low earth orbit?

    1. IGotOut Silver badge

      Oh c'mon, we have World Series Baseball, so why not?

    2. werdsmith Silver badge

      LEO? Spaceship 2 is a world away from that capability.

  4. Francis Boyle

    Have you

    even heard of Richard Branson?

    1. IGotOut Silver badge

      Re: Have you

      Yeah, he's the guy that asks for goverment bailouts for companies he owns that are financially crippled by companies he owns.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Virgin mother's..

    Should've called it Jesus.

    1. Tom 7 Silver badge

      Re: Virgin mother's..

      Well naming it after his dad would have put off a few punters: Oh God!

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