Native New Mexican picked for next Virgin Galactic spaceflight

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Flight should mark last test flight before commercial service begins

SPACEPORT AMERICA, N.M. (KRQE) – Targeting another trial before the anticipated start of commercial space flights, Virgin Galactic says a native New Mexican will join the crew of a planned late-May test flight. The space company made the announcement today, naming Las Cruces native Jamila Gilbert to the crew of four astronauts and two pilots on the VSS (Virgin Spaceship) Unity.

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