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Spaceshiptwo, The unveiling??
jabe
post Sep 27 2006, 05:26 PM
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well,
from this info, we may be able to see the full scale mockup spaceship two. Should be interesting. With Virgin, there should be lots of flash..or so I think.
Virgin Galactic web site got a flashy update as well.. for the unveiling I guess.
cheers
jb
BTW love the VSS Enterprise name for the first official spaceshiptwo
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post Sep 28 2006, 02:33 PM
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some pics posted here....
and here
and here for a vid from bbc which includes some cgi
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post Sep 28 2006, 02:46 PM
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gizmodo article

very interesting size comparison chart: 60ft!
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post Sep 28 2006, 02:50 PM
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Not quite as sexy as SS1 - but still a cool looking vehicle.

Doug
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post Sep 28 2006, 05:31 PM
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What's with all the portholes? Do they have some engineering purpose, or are they just there to give the plane a retro-sf look?
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post Sep 28 2006, 05:37 PM
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QUOTE (David @ Sep 28 2006, 05:31 PM) *
What's with all the portholes?

they are there for the people who are paying $200,000 to see out... I myself thought there would be more.

Can't wait to see white knight 2.. looks like a big plane..
hope things work out..I will never be able to go in it but it wll be fun to watch it go up..
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post Oct 4 2006, 10:11 PM
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spaceshiptwo in action.. well cgi version smile.gif
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post Oct 5 2006, 05:24 PM
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QUOTE (jabe @ Oct 4 2006, 03:11 PM) *
spaceshiptwo in action.. well cgi version smile.gif


Cool video... Does that 200 grand include a trip to the New Mexico spaceport? wink.gif


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post Oct 5 2006, 06:47 PM
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QUOTE (punkboi @ Oct 5 2006, 05:24 PM) *
Cool video... Does that 200 grand include a trip to the New Mexico spaceport? wink.gif

lol..it better..imagine getting "nickeled and dimed" on the trip..for the 2 hour ride with whitekhight2 to launch height they will charge $10 a beer... smile.gif
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post Oct 5 2006, 07:56 PM
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From that video it looks like they let Gerry Anderson design the spaceport - Thunderbirds are go!


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post Oct 15 2006, 02:39 PM
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I can't wait until I become a multi-millionare and can afford such a trip... Wow. I can't even imagine...
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Here we go! Quite a nice looking guy : http://www.virgingalactic.com/pressftp/


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post Jan 25 2008, 04:26 AM
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I'm trying to figure out how WhiteKnight2 can carry enough fuel to do the job...those wings are way skinny, and jet engines (even advanced turbofans) are pretty thirsty critters, esp. for this kind of mission profile.

Well, that's why I ain't Burt Rutan, after all... smile.gif


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