Thursday, January 24, 2008

Virgin Galactic Unveils SpaceShipTwo

Your trip to space is just around the corner now. In the next step in its goal of sending regular folk to space, Virgin Galactic today unveiled the vehicle that's going to take them there: SpaceShipTwo. The announcement was made today at a press conference at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Actually, there were two vehicles revealed today: SpaceShipTwo, which will carry passengers on a suborbital trip into space, and the WhiteKnightTwo carrier.

Now that's more like it: a passenger spacecraft worthy of the 21st century.


Greg Bishop said...

2001 is 15 years late!

Mac said...

Hey, it's *still* not "2001"!

Anonymous said...

Regular folk? You mean those who can afford to spend $200,000 to float around for about 5 minutes in sub-orbital weightlessness?

Yeah, that's it. Just regular old _very rich_ folk. I don't know how regular you have to be to spend that kind of money for that kind of short-lived thrill. Probably someone who doesn't know the real value of money. Billionaires and their toys.