We have watched flying saucers, rockets and space ships for a generations, and now commercial space flight is here. While the cutting-edge industry is in its infant state, prices will be high, and in time, competition will make space travel more accessible to more people. The idea is being pursued by Sir Richard Branson, the entrepreneur and founder of the Virgin Group. His modest beginnings with Virgin Record stores soon saw his natural talents realised from around 1970. Now the multi-billion dollar Virgin Empire is unveiling a spaceship. Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity, a short trip spacecraft designed for passenger flight into space-has given the world its first look at what will become a frontier industry.
Designed by Professor Stephen Hawking, the very futuristic VSS Unity can take clients on a trip into space. This whole experience includes a view of our planet from space, and several minutes of out of your seat weightlessness. Summed with Branson's own words at the event,"Together, we can make space accessible in a way that has only been dreamt of before now, and by doing so can bring positive change to life on Earth. Our beautiful new spaceship, VSS Unity, is the embodiment of that goal also great testament to what can be achieved when true teamwork, great skill and deep pride are combined with a common purpose."[Virgin Galactic website