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Posts Tagged ‘Branson’

Shatner: Space? No Thanks!

Monday, September 23rd, 2013


When it comes to traveling high above the Earth, William Shatner would rather keep his feet on the ground.

Virgin Galactic‘s Richard Branson revealed that Shatner turned down a chance to go on one of the first commercial space trips offered by Branson’s company.


VSS Enterprise Test Flight

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Several months after the WhiteKnightTwo (VMS Eve) made its first test flight to the stratosphere, the VSS Enterprise eight-person suborbital spaceship, which had remained attached to the mothership during that test flight, has made its own solo flight.

The VSS Enterprise, named after Star Trek‘s USS Enterprise, will be taking passengers, who will pony up $200,000 for the privilege, on short trips above the atmosphere.


VSS Enterprise

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Sir Richard Branson‘s latest project will take passengers to space and back.

Branson, the founder of Virgin Galactic, unveiled his latest rocket plane today for outsiders. “This is truly a momentous day,” he said. “The team has created not only a world first, but also a work of art.”