Michael Alsbury, has been identified as the Virgin Galactic pilot who was killed when SpaceShipTwo blew apart mid-air Friday. Mr. Alsbury leaves behind his wife Michelle Saling and their two children.
39-year-old Michael Tyner Alsbury graduated from the California Polytechnic State and the University of San Luis Obispo. He worked as a Project Engineer/Test Pilot at Scaled Composites, and the Society of Flight Test Engineers.
Mr. Alsbury died immediately on Friday when SpaceShipTwo exploded just minutes after it detached from its mother ship, WhiteKnightTwo. Mr. Alsbury’s wife Michelle Sailing is devastated..
“I have lost the love of my life. I am living in **** right now.”
Michael Alsbuy’s wife is 39-year-old Michelle Lynette Saling originally from Colorado, resides in Tehachapi, CA