Richard Branson continues his quest for space domination as he unveils the new VSS Unity which is a SpaceShipTwo (SS2) model (an upgraded version of the SS1 that crashed in 2014 – The SS2 is also being manufactured by different people).

Here are some facts about it:

  • Its made if 100% Carbon composite
  • Its 60ft long with a 42ft wingspan
  • It has a hybrid rocket motor
  • Its going to fly independently for about 30 minutes (it gets carried up to high atmosphere by another aircraft)
  • It can take 6 passengers and 2 pilots (who have the best job ever!)
  • Its velocity will reach supersonic within 8 seconds of rocket ignition and max out at more than Mach 3.5

As yet Zvooka have no information about how many air miles you will get for taking a flight.

Virgin Spaceship Unity is unveiled in Mojave, California, Friday February 19th, 2016. VSS Unity is the first vehicle to be manufactured by The Spaceship Company, Virgin Galactic's wholly owned manufacturing arm, and is the second vehicle of its design ever constructed. VSS Unity was unveiled in FAITH (Final Assembly Integration Test Hangar), the Mojave-based home of manufacturing and testing for Virgin Galactic's human space flight program. VSS Unity featured a new silver and white livery and was guided into position by one of the company's support Range Rovers, provided by its exclusive automotive partner Land Rover...
Virgin Spaceship Unity is unveiled in Mojave, California, Friday February 19th, 2016. VSS Unity is the first vehicle to be manufactured by The Spaceship Company, Virgin Galactic’s wholly owned manufacturing arm, and is the second vehicle of its design ever constructed. VSS Unity was unveiled in FAITH (Final Assembly Integration Test Hangar), the Mojave-based home of manufacturing and testing for Virgin Galactic’s human space flight program. VSS Unity featured a new silver and white livery and was guided into position by one of the company’s support Range Rovers, provided by its exclusive automotive partner Land Rover…

 

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