Monday, July 28, 2008

Sir Richard's Spaceship: Does it run on biofuel?

It's our global warming fighter, Sir Richard Branson, again! I'm sure this thing uses hydrogen fuel cells, coconut oil, or batteries to reach sub-orbit......NOT! - Virgin Galactic Unveils Space Mothership - Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News:

British billionaire Sir Richard Branson and American aerospace designer Burt Rutan on Monday showed off their mothership, which is designed to air launch a passenger-toting spaceship out of the atmosphere.

The rollout — a year after a deadly accident at Rutan's test site — marks the start of a rigorous flight test program that space tourism advocates hope will climax with the first suborbital joy rides by the end of the decade.

More than 250 wannabe astronauts have paid $200,000 or put down deposits for a chance to float weightless for a mere five minutes.

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