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Virgin Galactic Unveils SpaceShipTwo! December 7, 2009

Posted by Nick Azer in space tourism, spaceplane, Virgin Galactic.

Today, Virgin Galactic and unveiled the craft that will be carrying hundreds of its customers to space over the next few years—the SpaceShipTwo:

The successor to the Ansari X PRIZE-winning SpaceShipOne (which helped usher in this new era of space tourism and private space efforts), the Scaled Composites-developed SpaceShipTwo rocketplane is expected to begin daily flights by 2011-2012 from Spaceport America in New Mexico.

With space tourism hitting the mainstream, more and more companies and spaceports will form—many with their eyes eventually turning to the Moon, and helping to spur infrastucture and private space’s role in general :)



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