Virgin Announces Plans For New Submarine
February 2, 2010
(ChattahBox) – Richard Branson, the head of the Virgin empire, has announced that his company will be releasing a winged underwater transportation device for deep sea rides.
The “underwater plane” is planned to reach depths of 35,000, making it a deep sea submarine capable of incredible depths.
The prototype, which will cost $660,000, is being called the Necker Nymph, and will only be able to reach 130 feet in its’ first phase, with longer depths being explored with later versions of the technology.
“We hope to have submarines dotted throughout the world. A pressurized submarine is nearly completed. But the real challenge is to explore what’s going on at the bottom of the oceans,” Branson said.
It is an interesting companion to its’ opposite, the first commercial spacecraft that Virgin revealed last month.