View Full Version : Virgin Galactic unveils spaceship designs

Jan 24, 2008, 05:13 AM

Virgin Galactic has released the final design of the launch system that will take fare-paying passengers into space.

It is based on the X-Prize-winning SpaceShipOne concept - a rocket ship that is lifted initially by a carrier plane before blasting skywards.


Virgin Galactic has contracted the innovative aerospace designer Burt Rutan to build its spaceliners. The carrier - White Knight Two (WK2) - is said to be very nearly complete and is expected to begin flight-testing later this year.

SpaceShipTwo (SS2) is about 60% complete, Virgin Galactic says. BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7205445.stm).

Now all I need is 100k/$200k. Anyone want to help a brother out?

Jan 24, 2008, 05:18 AM
Now all I need is 100k/$200k. Anyone want to help a brother out?

Couldn't even afford the deposit.

However, if I win the Euro lottery on Friday, I'm booking my flight. And as I'm a nice person I'll buy you a ticket too.

Note to self: Buy lottery ticket on Friday

Blue Velvet
Jan 24, 2008, 05:23 AM
Yo, bro.



Jan 24, 2008, 05:24 AM
Yo, bro.


;)Oh balls! :o

<toddles off, tail between legs>

Blue Velvet
Jan 24, 2008, 05:27 AM
I know... a forum search for virgin showed far too many results. :D

mad jew
Jan 24, 2008, 05:28 AM
That can be fixed.