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Monday, December 7, 2009

SpaceShipTwo, also known as the VSS Enterprise, as seen with the aircraft that will launch it into space: the White Knight II (also known as Eve).
Alan Radecki / BoingBoing.net

SPACESHIPTWO Revealed... The new spacecraft, dubbed Virgin Space Ship (VSS) Enterprise, made its official debut at its manufacturing facility in California’s Mojave Desert tonight. So who here has $200,000 to spend on a supersonic flight to the edge of space? (I wish I did... Duh.) This excludes the price of the plane ticket to New Mexico...where SpaceShipTwo and its sister vehicles will be based (at Spaceport America). Sir Richard Branson's company Virgin Galactic owns the spacecraft.

SpaceShipTwo as seen with White Knight II inside a hangar.

SpaceShipTwo as seen from its starboard side.

Virgin Galactic owner Sir Richard Branson poses in front of SpaceShipTwo.

All three images courtesy of Virgin Galactic / Scaled Composites