Virgin Galactic sets out Year of the Spaceship

 

Virgin Galactic expects its White Knight II (WK2) aircraft’s last engine to be delivered in January and the SpaceShipTwo (SS2) carrier fully assembled by June for a July test flight in 2008, which it is calling the "year of the spaceship".

The timetable for Virgin Galactic in 2008 was outlined by its president Will Whitehorn at the 3rd Rutherford Appleton Laboratory space conference in Oxfordshire, UK on 6 December.

On 23 January the designs for the carrier aircraft and its spaceship will be unveiled and by March the SS2’s simulator will be completed while construction of the first WK2 and SS2 so far is 60% and 50% complete, respectively.

Virgin Galactic sets out Year of the Spaceship

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