Virgin Galactic is in a race to be the first major private space flight provider. Earlier in 2014, the last test flight resulted in a crash killing the test pilot, and Virgin has since redesigned and rebuilt a new spaceship named SpaceShiptTwo.
This unveiling will not be a tested and complete model ready for space travel upon viewing, it is the next prototype on the way to the safe fully tested working craft. Virgin Galactic has not released a date for the first passenger flights, but it is working as fast as it can without risking any more life.
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