Sir Richard Branson and other dignitaries will roll out WhiteKnightTwo, the mothership that will take a commercial vehicle into space, at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California on Monday. According to Virgin Galactic, WhiteKnightTwo would reach an altitude of 50,000 feet. At that point, SpaceShipTwo would be released, and that craft would take passengers up to 360,000 feet. Branson’s venture, Virgin Galactic, in partnership with Scaled Composites, founded by Burt Rutan, will offer space tourism to travelers who can afford six figures for the ride. Can't wait till you can get these things in WalMart.
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