Tuesday 29 July 2008

Virgin Galactic unveils WhiteKnightTwo

Entrepreneur and project financier Richard Branson and designer Burt Rutan of Virgin Galactic today unveiled WhiteKnightTwo, a twin-hulled four-engined hauling aircraft at Scaled Composites in Mojave, California. Here is a truncated news report video and here also is an animation of 6 space tourists enjoying weightlessness.

WhiteKnightTwo according to Richard Branson is to be called "Eve" and may quite possibly launch from the Space Port presently being built in the Mojave desert New Mexico.

Gizmodo has published a heap of photographs of the unveiling.
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