Virgin Galactic held a meeting at its California desert facility they dubbed as the "largest number of future astronauts to date" on Wednesday (September 25).

"Your Flight DNA," hosted by Virgin founder Richard Branson, brought together around 400 of ticketholders for Virgin Galactic flights.

The customers were able to take tours of the facility, viewing the two aircraft WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo, and speak with engineers and flight operators. A test flight, originally planned for Wednesday, had to be rescheduled due to high winds.

Virgin Galactic is owned by British billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Group and Aabar Investments. Branson hired SpaceShipOne designer Burt Rutan, who has since retired from Scaled, to create a fleet of spaceships for commercial use.

Virgin Galactic has taken deposits from more than 500 people for rides, which cost £125,000.

A date for the start of Virgin Galactic's commercial spaceflights has not yet been set.

Presented by Adam Justice