Virgin Galactic, the company that aims to provide suborbital spaceflights, has postponed SpaceShipTwo's test flight, which was supposed to take place on February 13. After the news of the test flight's postponement became known, shares of Virgin Galactic fell in price by more than 10%.
The company tweeted that it had decided to "allow more time for technical checks." The flight was supposed to take place on Saturday, February 13, but now Virgin Galactic will have to choose a new date.
Virgin Galactic is one of the first companies to provide space travel for ordinary citizens. It has already sold 600 tickets for $250,000. For now, the company that plans to develop the industry of space tourism conducts only test flights.
Virgin Galactic has previously revealed what the interior of its VSS Unity space shuttle would look like, which it intends to use for tourist flights. The company presented the design at a virtual presentation on July 28, 2020.