Sumary of Why Virgin Galactic Stock Just Slid 7%:
- What happened The stock of space tourism pioneer Virgin Galactic Holdings (NYSE:SPCE) was rapidly falling back to Earth on Thursday, down 7.2% as of 2:30 p.
- “We weren’t quite high enough,” says one unsatisfied space tourist.
- So what We learned today that Mark Stucky, Virgin Galactic’s flight test director, and the pilot for the company’s first-ever flight to space in 2018, has left the company — and apparently it wasn’t an amicable parting.
- Asked about the departure, Virgin Galactic declined to comment other than confirming that Stucky “is no longer employed,” CNBC reported.
- Meanwhile, over at Virgin Galactic rival Blue Origin, we just read astronaut Wally Funk’s Yelp review of her trip to space aboard that company’s New Shepard rocket.
- According to a report by The New York Post, Funk complained that “there was not quite enough room” in the space capsule to “do a lot more rolls and twists and so forth” in zero gravity, nor a whole lot of time for weightless acrobatics, either: “I loved every minute of it.
- ” Now what Admittedly, this was a review of Blue Origin’s spacecraft.