The company of Richard Branson Virgin Galactic unveiled the new spacecraft SpaceShipTwo in 16 months after he broke the previous ship of the same type.
Participating in the presentation, Richard Branson said that he couldn’t hold back the tears, seeing the built space ship. During the ceremony his granddaughter were smashed on the body a bottle of milk.
SpaceShipTwo can accommodate two pilots and six passengers and have to make a suborbital flight at an altitude of 100 kilometers above the Earth’s surface. During the flight a few minutes the passengers will be weightless. Ticket price is 200 thousand dollars.
On October 31 in the Mojave desert in California during a test flight in the air fell apart the first prototype of the SpaceShipTwo. As a result of the accident killed the co-pilot, and the first was seriously injured.
Virgin Galactic was planning to begin tourist flights in 2015, but because of the disaster was forced to postpone his plans.
In addition to this company, manned flights into space are planning to make firms such as SpaceX, Blue Origin and Stratolaunch Systems.