How many of you out there want to go to space? If you’re like me, then you follow the consumer space race closely enough to know the cost, but not enough to know much about the launch vehicle; mainly because much of it has been secret, until now.
The reporter states the six passengers will be able to experience space for about five minutes. Unlike launch vehicles created by the US and other countries, there appear to be a number of windows around the launch vehicle — more than most launch vehicles I’ve seen — which should provide for some beautiful pictures.
This is the first time Virgin Galactic granted the BBC (or anyone) exclusive access to their facilities. Two reporters were allowed to see the launch plane and go inside the actual space vehicle: SpaceShipTwo. While the video reveals the incomplete status of SpaceShipTwo, the idea that there will be people sitting (and floating) there in as soon as 2013 is enough to get my imagination fired up like a rocket.
Source: Virgin: Travel
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