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December 07, 2009

Make it so

Branson unveils spaceship that will launch civilians into heavens

Computerworld - The man behind Virgin Records and Virgin Atlantic Airways is launching a new venture that's out of this world.

Literally.

Virgin's founder, British billionaire Richard Branson, is throwing his entrepreneurial muscle behind a company that will offer private citizens the opportunity to travel into outer space -- for $200,000. Known as Virgin Galactic, the company plans to formally unveil the world's first manned commercial spaceship, SpaceShipTwo, in the Mojave Desert later today. [...]

The new spacecraft is set to be unveiled as darkness falls this evening at the Mojave Air and Spaceport, according to Virgin Galactic. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson are expected to christen the spacecraft the "Virgin Space Ship (VSS) Enterprise."

Posted by joke du jour at December 7, 2009 06:05 PM

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