The government has contracted a private company for an experimental spacecraft operation.Originally posted by eugenefl
No kidding...sign ME up! I got goosebumps when he stated that orbital hotels "will" happen. To think that this could be a reality during my lifetime - even if I never go - is simply amazing.
That was probably a model made by Scaled Composites.Originally posted by brianc
Cool! That pic of Branson holding the rocket begs a few questions-
1)That's bigger than the Estes kit- when's it gonna be available?
2) Who's going to be first to paint their SSO in the Virgin colors?
I have a feeling that if he started recruiting now for operations and ground teams, he'd have far more than he could possibly use within a month. Some on them willing to work for free.Originally posted by Chilly
Being involved in the flight-control and performance-engineering side of the airline business, I AM VERY EXCITED about these developments. I always wanted to be a flight or launch director. The chance may yet come before I reach retirement age, just not with NASA.
In the article on this in today's Chicago Tribune, the caption on that picture says:Originally posted by JRThro
Does "in groups of five" mean 1 pilot and 5 passengers? I *thought* the body of that model looked longer than SpaceShipOne.
I don't doubt you. I'm not going anywhere for the next several years, having been laid off too many times by too many airlines. But I am very interested in how things play out in ten years or so. Let's see who ends up actually creating a successful business.Originally posted by DynaSoar
I have a feeling that if he started recruiting now for operations and ground teams, he'd have far more than he could possibly use within a month. Some on them willing to work for free.
And in fifty years, vacationers will fly with Plane Of The Ecliptic and Orb, never having heard of Virgin Galactic.Originally posted by ScottRC
2001, A SPACE ODESSY comes to my mind.
Instead of the plane having the Pan Am logo, it would have the Virgin.