Virgin Galactic Spaceship Can Take You To Space And Back
Virgin Galactic exhibited VSS Unity, the spaceship that will transport tourists to space and back. While the schedule is not out, the company officials said that they will launch when ready, according to USA Today.
The founder of Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, explained that the VSS Unity would help to make space travel a closer dream for people.
"Our beautiful new spaceship, VSS Unity, is the embodiment of that goal and also a great testament to what can be achieved when true teamwork, great skill and deep pride are combined with a common purpose," said Branson, according to a company press release.
Each ride will be $250,000 a seat. It might sound astronomical, but at least 700 people have already signed up for it.!
The spaceship will be subjected to a number of testing and unmanned trials before it can go into space with an actual test pilot. This is like the fatal crash taking the life of the test pilot on its first spaceship trial in 2014.
After it checks out, the two-pilot, six-passenger spaceship bring tourists 62 miles or 100 kms above the planet, at a point in which it will reach weightlessness. At this point, it will give a view of the earth.
"One of the things that I think is most powerful is that we'll be able to get a new perspective on our planet as hundreds and eventually millions of people are able to go into space," said George Whitesides, the company's CEO, according to CNN.