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SpaceShipTwo Roll Out

Published by Matt on Tue Dec 8, 2009 10:40 am via: Virgin Galactic
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On Monday 7th December Virgin Galactic unveiled SpaceShipTwo to the world at Mojave Spaceport, California. 800 press, future astronauts and VIP guests gathered in the desert for a press conference and to view the roll out of the world’s first commercial spaceline.

SpaceShipTwo Roll Out. Credit: Virgin Galactic

SpaceShipTwo Roll Out. Credit: Virgin Galactic

Sir Richard Branson and Burt Rutan led the press conference, special recognition went to the team at Scaled Composites whose hard work and dedication have made this happen. Governors Bill Richardson and Arnold Schwarzenegger both contributed at the press conference, celebrating this huge milestone and also joining Holly, Richard’s daughter in naming the spaceship, VSS Enterprise.

Despite gale force winds and stormy weather, guests gathered on the runway after the press conference to see SpaceShipTwo for the first time. The spaceship was carried down the runway by her mothership, VMS Eve, to a spectacular display of lights, music and snow which only helped increase the anticipation of her arrival and excitement and awe as she
appeared before the crowds.

SpaceShipTwo Roll Out. Credit: Virgin Galactic

SpaceShipTwo Roll Out. Credit: Virgin Galactic

SpaceShipTwo Roll Out. Credit: Virgin Galactic

SpaceShipTwo Roll Out. Credit: Virgin Galactic

SpaceShipTwo Roll Out. Credit: Virgin Galactic

SpaceShipTwo Roll Out. Credit: Virgin Galactic

4 Comments
Rob Goldsmith
Sweet!!
marcuszottl
Last time I checked, the company was called "Scaled Composites" not "Scaled Deposits" ;)

(on the Virgin Galactic site, this has already been fixed)
Matt
Pretty funny mistake :p but i fixed it anyway thanks for the heads up.
marcuszottl
Yeah it made me laugh pretty loud when I first read it :D
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