Virgin Galactic announced its desire to host an online event at the end of this month, which will for the first time demonstrate the cabin of the VSS Unity tourist spacecraft in all its details. It seems that the statement voiced did not cause delight among investors. The market reacted sluggishly.
After the second successful test launch of the VSS Unity spacecraft at the end of last June, the value of Virgin Galactic shares on the New York Stock Exchange rose in a few days to $ 17.39 apiece. But after that, she began to show negative dynamics. As of July 2, the cost of one share is $ 16.25. At the close of today’s trading, the price fell 2.7%.
It seems that investors are not yet impressed with the achievements of Virgin Galactic. But a few days before the second test launch of the tourist ship, the company also signed a cooperation agreement with the US aerospace agency NASA. For him, Virgin Galactic will prepare space tourists for flights to the International Space Station.
However, given the innovative and, to some extent, even experimental specifics of Virgin Galactic’s ideas, it is quite obvious that investors are still cautiously observing the development of the situation. Most likely, the company will be able to attract more interest soon after it completes the first commercial tourist flight VSS Unity. Recall that at one time the ship will be able to take on board up to 6 passengers, each of whom will have to pay $ 250,000 for the ticket. The first commercial launch is expected to take place this year.
As for the online event, Virgin Galactic is planning on July 28 to display the spacecraft cockpit on its page on the YouTube platform. The start is scheduled for 20:00 Moscow time.
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