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Virgin Galactic unveil their mothership July 28, 2008

Posted by Al in : interesting,space,travel , trackback

Mothership sounds awfully impressive for what is, in effect, a twin hulled plane; but when you consider that it will carry the rocket section of the space trip to a high enough altitude to make it easier to get into space itself, then Mothership doesn’t seem so bad. White Knight 2 will carry it’s load 15Km into the atmosphere, then release Space Ship 2 which will then use it’s rockets to climb a further 35-40Km to leave the atmosphere and so carry its occupants into space. For only £100,000 the trip is actually quite reasonable, and is something that I may well be considering if I ever come into that kind of money.

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