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SpaceShipThree poised to follow if SS2 succeeds

Published by Sigurd De Keyser on Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:26 am
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Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites to develop orbital version of tourist spacecraft

Orbital vehicle SpaceShipThree (SS3) will be developed by space tourism company Virgin Galactic and Mojave-based SpaceShipTwo (SS2)-developer Scaled Composites, if the planned SS2 suborbitalservice is successful, says Virgin Galactic president Will White­horn.

SpaceShipThree is planned for Scaled’s tier 2 manned space programme, while the nine-person SpaceShipTwo is part of the current tier 1b programme.

Click here to read more at flightinternational.com.

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