Virgin Galactic Shows Off Jet To Launch Tourist Spaceship

July 28, 2008

Richard Branson of Virgin Galactic, along with Scaled Composites revealed the WhiteKnightTwo space jet today at the Mojave Air and Space Port.  This jet is aimed to be used to help launch the tourist spaceship....Boston (ChattahBox) – Richard Branson of Virgin Galactic, along with Scaled Composites revealed the WhiteKnightTwo space jet today at the Mojave Air and Space Port. This jet is aimed to be used to help launch the tourist spaceship.

The WhiteKnightTwo went on display for the first time Monday to a limited number of people.

The WhiteKnightTwo jet has been aimed to carry the SpaceShipTwo into the air.

Once the WhiteKnightTwo reaches an altitude of 50,000 feet, the SpaceShipTwo will blast off from its back, launching into space.

Virgin Galactic plans to launch the first space tourists for $200,000 per ticket within the next two years.


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