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Posted by: 109Ace - Mon Oct 11, 2004 11:14 pm
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Post upgraded SS1 for the deal with Branson   Posted on: Mon Oct 11, 2004 11:14 pm
did I read correctly that the 5 Spaceships to be sold to Virgin Galactic will be able to carry 5 people aboard?!??!?!

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Post Re: upgraded SS1 for the deal with Branson   Posted on: Tue Oct 12, 2004 12:42 am
109Ace wrote:
did I read correctly that the 5 Spaceships to be sold to Virgin Galactic will be able to carry 5 people aboard?!??!?!


Yeps

"The British entrepreneur is having five "spaceliners" built. His versions will be alittle bigger the SpaceShipOne and will be able to carry 5 people. Its expected to cost between $100,000-$200,000 for a ride. "

"It will make suborbital flights lasting three hours overall, with about seven minutes of weightlessness. It will fly a little higher than SpaceShipOne in order to make the experience longer and even more impressive."

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Post    Posted on: Tue Oct 12, 2004 3:16 am
They are already taking bookings for it at www.realbuzz.co.uk so get in quick if ya want a ride!!!!!!!!!


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Post    Posted on: Mon Oct 18, 2004 10:55 am
Some of the designs Burt said he was 'fooling around with' during the Black Sky documentary look interesting. I'm not sure if the rendering was for the 'stretch' SSO or his SpaceShipTwo orbital craft, but is seemed to have tandem engines (one atop the other).

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Post    Posted on: Wed Oct 20, 2004 7:22 pm
The sketches that Rutan showed on the documentary were for his Tier 2 and Tier 3 projects, I dont believe that they had anything to do with the Virgin deal...

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Post    Posted on: Wed Oct 20, 2004 10:06 pm
eraurocktchick87 wrote:
The sketches that Rutan showed on the documentary were for his Tier 2 and Tier 3 projects, I dont believe that they had anything to do with the Virgin deal...


actually i'm pretty sure it was ss2 and a possible tier 2 orbital design- burt's said tier three with be for extra-orbital operations (aka, the moon), and i don't think he's started work on that :D , though we can always hope :lol: .

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Post    Posted on: Fri Oct 22, 2004 1:42 pm
The design with the seven seats and dual engines was, as far as I gathered from the program, SpaceShipTwo.

There's already been a fairly long discussion of the implications of that particular piece of footage here: http://xprizenews.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=817&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

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Post    Posted on: Fri Oct 22, 2004 3:34 pm
http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/europe/10 ... index.html

Article in CNN. Based on firmed interest alone, nearly $1 billion worth of orders has been pledged by would be passengers. :)


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