SpaceShipTwo's First Powered Flight - Michelle and Mike Alsbury


I am blessed to have a tight-knit family of friends. They are dear to me in a way that I never thought friends could be. This crazy community that I am lucky enough to be a part of is currently suffering; yesterday we lost Mike Alsbury, a friend, a husband, a father. Michelle, you, your children, and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Mike Alsbury was a class act. He was also occasionally a big pain in the butt. Yes, I do know the difference between an ER and a Discrepancy, Mike. I wish I could duke that out with you in person. Godspeed, friend.

SpaceShipTwo's First Powered Flight - Michelle and Mike Alsbury

SpaceShipTwo’s First Powered Flight – Michelle and Mike Alsbury (Co-Pilot), April 29, 2013

Yvonne & Mike Alsbury with Mike Melville's LongEZ, LonePine, CA, January 29, 2010

Yvonne & Mike Alsbury with Mike Melville’s LongEZ, LonePine, CA, January 29, 2010

Mike Alsbury Piloting Ares

Mike Alsbury Piloting Scaled Model 151, Ares

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  1. I am so sorry. I am glad that you are already speaking of wonderful memories!

  2. Sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my prayers.

  3. Cheryl says:

    I am so sorry, you and your whole community are in my prayers.

  4. Jasmine says:

    My heart goes out to all his family and friends.

  5. sally says:

    I was watching this yesterday on the news and feeling for the family he’d left behind, so sorry that it reaches you and those you care about so personally.

  6. Vera says:

    It is so sad. I’m so sorry.

  7. Nesta says:

    Chapeau to this brave man.

  8. annieb71 says:

    A loss for sure. My heart and prayers are with you.

  9. Sally Melvill says:

    Beautiful Yvonne.

    Would you be able to put together a collage of photos of Mike? Perhaps get photos from other folks? If I’m asking too much, please say no.

    One more ­ Mike and I have been tasked with writing Mike’s obituary and we both feel inadequate. We’re putting together what we know but would like to ask if you and Michael would come up with a couple of sentences about Mike’s work.

    Take care and love to you both and thank you

  10. Carole says:

    So sorry to read of this loss, I have so much admiration for test pilots, they put their lives on the line every day. My heart goes out to all his family and friends.

  11. I can only imagine that loss your community is suffering. We are praying for you. Although I don’t know this gentleman, from the group of pilots I know, he surely went out doing something that he loved.

  12. Liz says:

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

  13. Nurdan says:

    I am so sorry for your loss Yvonne 🙁

  14. So very sorry for your loss- hugs.

  15. Sandra says:

    Yvonne I’m so sorry for your loss, and his family’s loss and pain. Like others that have posted, he died doing something he loved, and that had great meaning to him.

  16. Some events are just awful. Still thinking of you all.

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