Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Introducing WhiteKnightTwo

Here's a video produced by AVweb that has some shots of the unavailing of WhiteKnightTwo at Scaled Composites in Mojave on Monday. Burt Rutan, Sir Richard Branson, and Will Whitehorn left for Oshkosh after the unavailing and presented to a standing room only crowd at AirVenture yesterday afternoon.

Rutan said he expects that within his lifetime, tourists will not only be routinely flying into space, they will also be visiting orbiting resort hotels and taking a loop around the moon. Whitehorn said that he plans to fly space trips from many venues besides the New Mexico spaceport now under construction, and he hopes that the first place they will launch from will be Oshkosh -- and Rutan added that he hopes to sell $5 raffle tickets to fill those six seats.

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