NEWS Second SpaceShipTwo spaceplane unveiled

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Virgin Galactic owned by Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s Aabar Investments PJS, unveiled its newly completed SpaceShipTwo spaceplane, during a ceremony attended by Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Galactic’s Future Astronauts, and partners on Friday.

Based on the smaller 2004 X-PRIZE winning SpaceShipOne designed by Burt Rutan, SpaceShipTwo is designed to take a crew of two pilots and up to six passengers to space.

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