Virgin Galactic (which, incidentally, is a great brand name) has recently unveiled the (near)final build if its space tourism craft, the SpaceShipTwo and the WhiteKnightTwo. They have already received deposits from 200 customers, totaling a sum of over $30 million. For only $200,000, you too can experience the (presumably) unrivaled joy of sub-orbital space travel as soon as 2009. Me, I would probably murder a hobo for the opportunity, but then I’d murder a hobo for a veritable cornucopia of reasons. Here’s a CG image of what the finished ship(s) will look like. I think they resemble THE FUTURE.
In Space, No One Can Hear You Squeal Like a Girl