virgin galactic spaceshiptwo
 
virgin galactic spaceshiptwo
dec 08, 2009

virgin galactic spaceshiptwo

virgin galactic revealed their spaceshiptwo, the world’s first commercial spacecraft yesterday. the design will begin sending space tourists in the air from spaceport america in new mexico after testing. the spaceport is being built as we speak and was designed by architect norman foster. the spacecraft was designed by burt rutan and features a large wing span with two separate cabins on either side of the SS2. the vehicle is major step forward since the SS1’s first successful flights in 2004. the vehicle will take up to 6 passengers and 2 pilots for sub-orbital flights in space. the SS2 relies on the WK2 mother ship to launch it into orbit, firing its rocket motor at 50,000 feet in the air. the SS2 and the WK2 are also both designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible, using ultra efficient engines and the SS2 will eventually be outfitted with a hybrid rocket motor, which is currently under development. flights will hopefully begin in 2010 if all goes according to plan.

http://www.virgingalactic.com

virgin galactic spaceshiptwo

virgin galactic spaceshiptwo

virgin galactic spaceshiptwo

virgin galactic spaceshiptwo

virgin galactic spaceshiptwo

virgin galactic spaceshiptwo

  • Pretty damn cool would love to afford a ticket for such a flight but anyway I think my [url=http://healthstrengthfitness.com]health[/url] problems would prevent me from joining such a trip

    jack soprano
  • Pretty damn cool. I love the “eye in the sky” paint job on the underbelly in the renderings, too. Wonder if they’ll get Alan Parsons to pilot the maiden flight?

    Dan
  • great idea!

    surasekk

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