12 December 2007

2008 The year of the Spaceship says Virgin Glactic

Well sorry folks I dont have the $200K for the seat - nor the $3 million for the satellite launch cost lying around in my pocket - but it seems that others do. Virgin Galactic is making is plans sound much more realistic wth the maiden flght of SS2 (Spaceship 2) the pre-production version of the in flight vehicle and its carrier - WK2 - White Knight 2 scheduled in July 2008.

The company now has $30 million in fully paid tickets and deposits and 100 of its around 200 "signed customers" have experienced the SS2 flight profile in a centrifuge. That's a pretty big WOW. So go and sign up... and if you can save a space for me. Window seat please


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