SpaceShipTwo (VSS Enterprise) - new ultra-modern space shuttle for space tourists production company Virgin Galactic was first shown to the public. SpaceShipTwo constructed of lightweight composite material, and its length does not exceed 18 meters. On board can be located 8 people - six passengers and two crew members. The first test flights will begin in 2010. The ship will be able to rise to a height of 320 kilometers and is located in weightlessness to 6 minutes. The total duration of the flight - two and a half hours. The cost of this pleasure - from 200 thousand dollars for a ticket.
At the height of the launcher (20 km.) SpaceShipTwo will deliver a special dvuhfyuzelyazhny aircraft White Knight Two.
7 December Californian Mojave airbase among the guests at the presentation was SpaceShipTwo and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, which you will see in these pictures smashing a bottle of champagne.