Monday, January 15, 2007

The Spaceship Company

A collaboration between Virgin Group and Scaled Composites gave course of existence to a company called The Spaceship Company. The Spaceship Company will produce a fleet of commercial sub-orbital spaceships and launch aircraft where the spaceships will be operated by a company called Virgin Galactic. Virgin Galactic, who is going into commercial space tourism venture, has placed orders for five new SpaceShipTwo's and two White Knight Two's.


The Spaceship Company intends to make spaceflight affordable for the masses and to demonstrate the commercial viability of manned space exploration. Test flights were conducted in 2004 at Mojave, California.





The initial tests were done with SpaceShipOne as shown below.

As of now, there are 3 companies who are in this space venture, Space Adventures Ltd, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic.










Upon return to earth after shooting beyond the earth.
Tags: Virgin Group, Scaled Composites, Virgin Galactic, The Spaceship Company, Space Ship Two, White Knight Two, Space, Spaceship, Travel

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1 Comments:

Blogger 'nyau said...

Yes you did, but at least now its a reality, well according to yesterday's news by BBC.

29 July, 2008 23:33  

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