Mydesign, thanks for the clarification. My interest here has been in materials for the structure, not on engine types, so I don't know whether Virgin has released that information. Perhaps there are details on their website or on Scaled Composites' website, which the article gives links to.
Naperlou agreed, it's going to be extremely interesting to see how the private side of space exploration progresses and how fast.Already, with the Virgin entry, we see thinking "out of the box".(I hate that phrase but it certainly think applies here.)I would be very disappointed if the only ultimate result was tourism but it's a good beginning.There must be some quick method to recoup the investment and this is a very good way to initiate that ROI.I am particularly interested in the carbon structures used in the fabrication.To me this is really fascinating.
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