Those of you who have been following our story for a while are no doubt familiar with the incredible Kelly Latimer, who has served as our Chief Test Pilot from the very outset of the LauncherOne program. Throughout her tenure leading the Virgin Orbit flight crew, Kelly has also been flying Virgin Galactic’s mothership VMS Eve. Now, with both companies preparing to transition to commercial service, Kelly will take on a more full-time role at Virgin Galactic.
As Eric gets trained up on everything he needs to know to pilot Cosmic Girl, Kelly will remain Pilot in Command for our upcoming Launch Demo 2 mission. And even afterward, we're really excited that she'll continue to support us from her home base at Virgin Galactic.