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  • Sharon Hagle

Pinching myself....

When I was 12 years old, I was listening intently to a PA system in West Virginia as Alan Shepard became the first American in space in 1961. No one ever knows how history will affect them. It's a long way from West Virginia to Kennedy Space Center!


Forty-six years later (2007) Virgin Galactic ignited that spark again with the possibility of experiencing a sub-orbital flight on White Knight (the mothership, named after his deceased mother Eve) the launching platform for Space Ship Unity (named by the late Physicist, Stephen Hawking).


Through those early years as we waited for our turn at space, we had the opportunity to meet people from around the globe with like minded passion for space. Our Virgin Galactic community is inclusive of diverse backgrounds, ideas and aspirations; Space is for Everyone!