Jan 2, 2010
A fare is 200 thousand U.S. dollars
The seventh of December, local time, the company Virgin Galactic revealed the mystery of spacecraft(SpaceShip Two) , after the company conducted two years secret research and development at Mojave Desert.
It is large business jet of a size, there are two large windows, the spacecraft can take six passengers into space. It has been described as one the world’s first commercial spacecraft. It flies with a jet, and then ignites its rocket engine to climb to the outside of the atmosphere. Company intends to charge 200 thousand U.S. dollars which provides two and a half-hour sub-orbital space flight, including about 5 minutes of weightlessness.
Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson
It is commercial passenger spacecraft’s first public appearance. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson named the aircraft – "VSS Enterprise". After a series of stringent safety tests, Branson hopes to provide services of space flight in 2011 at New Mexico. The entrepreneur said that he, his family and Rutan will be the first batch of passengers.