Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Virgin Galactic christens first commercial passenger spacecraft VSS Enterprise

By Anthony Pascale

If you are hoping to catch a ride on the first private commercial passenger spacecraft, you will be riding on a spacecraft named Enterprise, more specifically Virgin Galactic’s VSS Enterprise, which was unveiled Monday night. More details below.

After Burt Rutan’s Spaceship One won the X-Prize for being the first privately built re-usable spacecraft, Virgin Atlantic’s Richard Branson partnered with Rutan to form Virgin Galactic. Together they began work on Spaceship Two, their first spacecraft to send tourists into suborbital spaceflights. That craft was unveiled tonight in a ceremony at the Mojave Air and Space Port. And the craft was christened as the VSS Enterprise, an homage to Star Trek and the other great ships to share the name. …

Virgin Christens First Commercial Passenger Spacecraft – VSS Enterprise

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