Virgin Galactic Unveils Spaceships That'll Take Passengers Up in 2009 - Cool New Gadgets and Gizmos Blog
Virgin galactic shipVirgin Galactic is on track to start launching commercial space flights in 2009, and they just announced their new spaceship designs.

Virgin galactic ship with partsSpaceShipTwo is the spaceship that'll actually go into space, while White Knight Two is the plane that'll bring it up high enough to launch itself away. SpaceShipTwo will be able to tote eight people at a time into sub-orbit, two pilots and six passengers, each of whom will pay $200,000 for the right to be one of the few humans to see the earth from above.

Virgin galactic ship demoThe White Knight Two is already almost complete, with testing scheduled for later this year, while SpaceShipTwo is about 60% complete. The flights will take off from the Spaceport that Virgin Galactic is building in the New Mexico desert.

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