Virgin Galactic unveils commercial space vehicle

SpaceshiptwoVirgin Galactic unveiled its space vehicles at a public briefing today, accompanied by many, many great images (big files). Based on the historic SpaceShipOne, the craft could prove the viability of commercial space flight and perhaps serve as a point-to-point way to hop the globe, according to Branson.

Virgin Galactic has the news.

Speaking as a dad and space nut, it gave me a great deal of pleasure to point out Burt Rutan at the 2006 IdeaFestival and tell my two young sons that "that guy builds space ships." It was too cool.