Videos: Recent rocket flights

A selection of videos about rocket flights in the past couple of weeks:

** Virgin Galactic – Elevating Unity – Episode 5: Third Rocket Powered Flight:

On July 26th, 2018 VSS Unity completed its third rocket-powered test flight, a key step forward the path to space. Julia Hunter, Virgin Galactic Vice President and longtime employee, gives us a behind-the-scenes look into her life as a program leader, astrophysics scholar and space mom working to realize a longtime dream of opening commercial spaceflight to citizens and science. Join Julia as she narrates a key test flight that surpassed 170,800 feet, reaching Mach 2.47. VSS Unity was piloted by Dave Mackay and Mike “Sooch” Masucci, with pilots Kelly Latimer and Todd Ericson in carrier aircraft VMS Eve.

** SpaceX – Falcon 9 launches satellite for Indonesia and booster makes bulls-eye landing on sea platform:

[ Update: Posting by SpaceX:


** Blue OriginNew Shepard flies and crew capsule blasts off from booster using abort motor 

** China – Long March 4B rocket launches Guafen-11 reconnaissance satellite – (China has launched about two dozen rockets in 2018)

** Arianespace launched four Galileo navigation satellites from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.