Back to Top

February 21, 2008 Vol. 1, Issue 2


Virgin Galactic unveiled the design of its new spacecraft and carrier aircraft.

SpaceShipTwo will be lifted and launched into space by White Knight Two, a carrier aircraft that Virgin Galactic describes as the worlds largest all-carbon composite aircraft. SpaceShipTwo is designed to carry up to eight astronauts on a sub-orbital space flight.

The new vehicles and launch system are based on the technology of SpaceShipOne, which won the $10 million Ansari X Prize in October 2004.

Read more about SpaceShipTwo and White Knight Two.

About the Author

Share With Your Colleagues