in

VSS Unity – Virgin Galactic’s New Spaceship

VSS Unity - Virgin Galactic's New Spaceship

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic introduced the world SpaceShip Two, named the VSS Unity by Stephen Hawking, on Friday at Mojave Air and Space Port in the California desert. Considering SpaceShipTwo’s crash in 2014 resulted in the pilot’s death, the new ship contains a number of safety measures and we think the more testing, the better.

VSS Unity - Virgin Galactic's New Spaceship
VSS Unity – Virgin Galactic’s New Spaceship

Once the craft has fully checked out, Virgin Galactic plans to use it to ferry passengers up 50 miles above Earth’s surface – a height the company said will qualify them as “bona fide space tourists.”
Hawking is a huge proponent of private commercial spaceflight and includes himself as one of Virgin Galactic’s lucky $250,000 paying customers.

VSS Unity - Virgin Galactic's New Spaceship
VSS Unity – Virgin Galactic’s New Spaceship

“I never thought I would have the opportunity to see our beautiful planet from space, or gaze down into the infinity beyond,” Hawking said in a recorded message played at the ceremony. “But I had reckoned without the dream of another, a man with the vision and persistence to opening up spaceflight for ordinary Earthbound citizens.”
The plans for this ship are for it to be the first Virgin Galactic ship that takes paid passengers to space, and the third and fourth ships are already under construction.

VSS Unity - Virgin Galactic's New Spaceship
VSS Unity – Virgin Galactic’s New Spaceship

VSS Unity - Virgin Galactic's New Spaceship
VSS Unity – Virgin Galactic’s New Spaceship

What do you think?

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Loading…

0

Comments

0 comments

Victory Magnum X-1 Stealth Edition

Worlds Largest Abandoned Hotel -105-story Ryugyong Hotel in North Korea