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SPACE TRAVEL 1:30pm 7-28-08 Space Mothership White Knight Two Unveiled: Flight Tests Soon
Monday, Jul 28, 2008 11:29am

MOJAVE, CA From CNN & AP (By: Tom Pace, Talk of the Town) BREAKING: SPACE TRAVEL NEWS 1:30pm 7-28-08  The "White Knight Two" rolled out in California's Mojave desert this morning, four years after SpaceShipOne became the first private manned rocket to reach space. 
According to CNN, Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic gave a sneak-peak of the futuristic mothership aircraft that will launch a still-to-be-built spaceship out of the atmosphere.

The mothership is a white, four-engine plane with room in the middle where the spacecraft will go.  See what's happened since the project's start   

More than 250 customers have already paid $200,000 or put down a deposit for the chance to be one of Virgin Galactic's first space tourists. 

Now the White Knight Two aircraft being shown today is due to undergo flight tests this fall.  A date for the first launch has yet to be announced. 

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