A Victory Lap
Mark "Forger" Stucky and Former NASA astronaut Frederick "CJ" Sturckow, Virgin Galactic's first two astronauts, walk across the tarmac to join the Virgin Galactic team, including Richard Branson, to celebrate the successful flight.
The Celebration Begins
Richard Branson celebrates with pilots Rick "CJ" Sturckow, left, and Mark "Forger" Stucky, right, after their successful flight.
Peter Diamandis, who founded the X Prize Foundation, Branson, and astronaut Anousheh Ansari celebrated the flight as Unity crossed 30,000 feet.
WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo as seen between take-off and separation on Dec. 13, 2018, during the latter's fourth powered test flight.
A Delighted Speaker
Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic, celebrates his company's achievement, looking forward to getting tourists into space soon.
The First of Many
Richard Branson commemorates the VSS Unity's goal of reaching space with Virgin Galactic's first two astronauts — Mark Stucky on the right, and Frederick Sturckow on the left.
Another Great Surprise
To make the day even more special, a Virgin Galactic employee proposes, with Richard Branson holding the ring.
Adding to the Joy
Virgin Galactic's astronauts, Mark Stucky and Frederick Sturckow, celebrate the successful flight and proposal.