Virgin Galactic’s Tourist Spacecraft

Posted by Michael Pinto on Sep 30, 2006 in Science |

A sneak peak at some animation showing SpaceShipTwo, Virgin Galactic’s sub-orbital tourist craft:

An overview from Wikipedia:

“SpaceShipTwo is a suborbital spaceplane currently under development by The Spaceship Company, a joint venture between Scaled Composites and Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group of the UK, as part of the Tier 1b program. The Virgin Galactic spaceline plans to operate a fleet of five of these craft in passenger-carrying private spaceflight service starting in 2008. The first spacecraft to be completed will be named VSS (Virgin Space Ship) Enterprise in honor of the Starship Enterprise, and have the FAA registration number N400K (refers to the target altitude of 400,000 feet, approx. 76 miles, or 121.92 kilometers).”

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