VSS Imagine

FTI Government Affairs is riding with Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic.

The FTI Consulting unit represents Virgin Galactic on federal funding and policies in support of suborbital science research and advanced aeronautics projects, including hypersonic flight.

Virgin Galactic rolled out its VSS Imagine, its first Spaceship III class vehicle, on March 30.

After ground testing, it is slated for test glides this summer at Spaceport America, the commercial facility 20 miles from Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

The company views the Spaceship III class as the linchpin in its goal of 400 flights a year from Spaceport America.

Virgin Galactic is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. It trades at 21.19 and has ranged from $14.21 to $62.80 during the past 52 weeks.