Virgin Orbit’s first commercial space flight named “Tubular Bells, Part One”

Virgin Orbit are now moving on from their “Launch Demo” program into commercial flights with new mission names. The very first Virgin Orbit commercial flight has been named “Tubular Bells, Part One.”

"Like Tubular Bells, our customers are doing something a little out of the ordinary for our space industry — and we so love their work that we’ve created a whole new way to launch that is tailored just for them.

The first track on the first side of the first album from the first band ever signed to Virgin Records. What a way to kick off our commercial service!"

We are sure you'll agree this is a real honour for Mike and Tubular Bells! Read the full press release from Virgin.