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XOJET Partner Virgin Galactic Hosts Private Tour & Astronaut Party

October 1, 2013  |  Events, Private Aviation

XOJET Visits Virgin Galactic's FAITH Hangar, Mojave Air & Space Port Event Invite

XOJET Concierge Access partner Virgin Galactic continues to make great progress towards space adventure. Last Wednesday September 25, the company invited over 300 future astronauts for a private tour of FAITH hangar in Mojave, California, the final assembly location for WhiteKnightTwo.

In true Virgin fashion, a cocktail party took place the evening prior in Beverly Hills awaiting future astronauts to arrive from around the world in time to attend the early-morning tour. The following morning, a caravan of busses shuttled excited astronauts bound for the Central Valley – a half day trip that was nothing short of inspiring.

SpaceShipTwo Nestles Under WhiteKnightTwo at Virgin Galactic's FAITH Hangar, Air & Space Port, Mojave - September 25, 2013

SpaceShipTwo Nestles Under WhiteKnightTwo at FAITH Hangar, Mojave

Virgin Galactic FAITH Hangar
Mojave, California
Oct 1, 2013SpaceShipTwo Nestles Under WhiteKnightTwo

On site to welcome future space explorers included Virgin-founder Sir Richard Branson and CEO George Whitesides. Opening speeches from both leaders along with updates from company executives, engineers and designers set the tone for the event: a passionate determination to launch space travel in 2014. Speakers shared detailed updates on its future operations, safety and design of its fuel efficient fleet and the company’s ambitious plans to launch more people into space than ever believed.

WhiteKnightTwo a.k.a. VMS Eve, FAITH Hangar

WhiteKnightTwo a.k.a. VMS Eve, FAITH Hangar

Virgin Galactic FAITH Hangar
Mojave, California
Oct 1, 2013WhiteKnightTwo a.k.a. VMSeve

The remainder of the day included a look “behind the hangar door,” with the main event being a special tour of the factory and a closer look at WhiteKnightTwo. Christened Virgin MotherShip Eve after Branson’s mother, WhiteKnightTwo is the most fuel efficient and largest all-carbon composite aircraft ever built. This launching ship will house under its belly, SpaceShipTwo, a roomy 6-person pod. Along with its older sibling SpaceShipOne, SpaceShipTwo is an all carbon composite aircraft but significantly larger in space and boasts more comfort.

SpaceShipTwo 2nd Successful In-Flight Test

SpaceShipTwo 2nd Successful In-Flight Test

Virgin Galactic FAITH Hangar
Mojave, California
Oct 1, 2013SpaceShipTwo second successful test flight

By noon, the event came to a close and inspired guests left anxiously awaiting their turn to explore the new frontier. Be sure to check back for more exclusive and out-of-this-world details of our Concierge Access partner, Virgin Galactic.



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