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Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-06-2021 12:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Virgin Orbit:
We're proud to have retired our "Launch Demo" program and the corresponding mission names, and are delighted to share with you some details about our upcoming mission, which we have named "Tubular Bells, Part One."

The mission is called "Tubular Bells, Part One," paying homage to the first track on the first album ever released by Virgin Records.

SkyMan1958
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posted 05-06-2021 01:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It must be an omen.

I wish them well on their endeavors!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-09-2021 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Virgin Orbit:
We invite you to turn your attention skyward, to a mission we have dubbed "Above the Clouds."

The mission name "Above the Clouds" pays homage to hip hop sensation Gang Starr’s album, "Moment of Truth." Released on March 31, 1998, by Virgin Records in collaboration with Noo Trybe Records, "Moment of Truth" is widely regarded as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time. The song titled "Above the Clouds," featuring Inspectah Deck of Wu-Tang Clan, appears as the fifth track – and Virgin Orbit’s favorite. We are especially inspired by the chorus:

"Above the crowds, above the clouds
Where the sounds are original
Infinite skills create miracles"

We’re certainly a little biased. Starting our launches from above the clouds lets us avoid the crowds at traditional spaceports, while also giving us a significant performance advantage over ground-launched systems. That means we can do more to help our customers and partners use their infinite skills to create miracles, using space technology to make life better right here on planet Earth. We are emboldened by the original, creative work and innovative tenacity our collaborators, customers, and colleagues demonstrate every day to advance the industry.

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