Virgin Galactic's supersonic aircraft is getting one step closer to reality with the completion of its Mission Concept Review and a green light from the FAA's Center for Emerging Concepts and Innovation to move forward on creating a certification framework for the aircraft. To celebrate the milestone, Virgin Galactic has revealed its first design concept and a partnership with Rolls-Royce, who successfully brought supersonic travel to the public in the past with the Concorde. The concept has been designed with a number of parameters in place, this includes a delta-wing Mach 3 aircraft that can travel at an altitude above 60,000 feet and has room for 9-19 people, the ability to have custom cabin layouts, and compatibility with sustainable aviation fuels.
Virgin Galactic reveals the interior of its Gateway to Space facility at Spaceport America
The two floor building will host future Virgin Galactic customers and the company's spaceflight operations.
Land Rover and Virgin Galactic reveal the Astronaut Edition Range Rover
The SVO-built SUV celebrates the future of space-based travel.