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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Virgin Galactic Unveils New Tourist Spacecraft

Virgin Galactic takes the cloak off of it's new spacecraft on Wednesday.

Sir Richard Branson stated “2008 will really be the year of the spaceship,” Sir Richard, who founded the company, Virgin Galactic, that will take tourists on journeys to the edge of space, was there to show off his sleek looking spacecraft and its carrier plane.

The craft is about 70% complete and testing in real time flight are expected later this year. Commercial flights with paying fairs are not expected until late 2009 to early 2010.

Technology is really improving making space travel a reality, just a decade ago would have been thought impossible. Talk about getting away from it all.