The Galactic Virgin mothership in the air
VMS Eve soars through the clouds above Oshkosh
Sir Richard Branson looks suitably happy on receiving a USD$280 million investment
Branson buckles in as the VMS Eve crew prepare for take-off
Virgin Galactic's "mothership" VMS Eve cruises over Lake Winnebago on its first public flight (Photos: Mark Greenberg)
If Richard Branson turns up somewhere, you can be fairly certain there’ll be a photo opportunity attached. But Branson’s appearance on Monday at EAA Airventure, the world’s largest private air show, was much more than a PR stunt. It also marked the first public flight of Virgin Galactic’s “Mothership” Eve, and signaled space tourism is now closer than ever.
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