Edwards AFB Flight Test Nation 2009
Scaled Composites White Knight II
Composites unveiled the White Knight II in January of 2008. This is the
follow up to White Knight 1, which carried Space Ship one into the
upper atmosphere to win the Ansari X-prize. This is the first of the
initial order of 2 aircraft for Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic
venture. Thos one is called VMS "Eve" named after Richard's mother. The
second is called "The Spirit of Steve Fossett". White Knight II will
carry Space Ship II to carry passengers into space. The design of the
aircraft was done by Burt Rutan.
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