Sir Richard Branson's dream of venturing into commercial space travel becomes nearer as Launcher one nears completion.
WORDS BY JACK FREEMAN & IMAGES BY VIRGIN GROUP
Launcher One first conceived in mid 2012, is nearing the prospect of taking flight outside the atmosphere of earth, as over 150 professionals conduct extensive component level testing of the vehicle’s key systems, including the vehicle’s first and second stage liquid rocket engines, composite tanks, avionics, and others. Carried out in Long Beach California further aircraft two and three are in early stages of development to complete a fleet of spacecraft. At $250,000 a seat prosper passengers await the regulatory approvals following further testing and official launch.