Today, Virgin Group’s Richard Branson is unveiling his venture’s first space tourism vehicle, SpaceShipTwo.
The ship’s predecessor, SpaceShipOne, also designed by the aerospace legend Burt Rutan, won the $10 million X Prize, given to the first private spacecraft to fly into suborbital space twice within a 14 day period.
Given the winning and demonstrated design of SpaceShipOne, Branson launched Virgin Galactic to give people the opportunity to visit outer space, for a mere $200,000.
Read more about the unveiling here…
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