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Virgin Galactic beefs up hiring

|About: Virgin Galactic Holdings, ... (SPCE)|By: , SA News Editor

Virgin Galactic (SPCE +4.1%) plans to bring on another 50+ employees in New Mexico, including a variety of STEM positions.

The jobs include propulsion and avionics mechanics, as well as engineers, a spokeswoman told Albuquerque Business First.

Following Virgin's first consumer flight, expected to take place in June, the space company plans to scale operations with an estimated 16 flights to take place this year, 115 next year and 270 by 2023.

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