First look at Virgin Galactic – a work in progress

By mjtasker at flickr

 

The BBC’s Richard Scott has shown us around the Virgin Galactic spaceship, the first journalist to be allowed inside.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12915976

It is very obviously not finished yet – but it would appear that £125,000 (we assume for a return ticket) may not get you a comfortable seat in a spacious cabin. There certainly isn’t room for a trolly dolly to serve nibbles.

This video does show that that the plane, which is going to take members of the public on such a spectacular journey, is actually being made just like a normal plane – in a hanger and there seem to be gym weights acting as ballast. It makes the concept of “outer space” seem quite close.

A good short film which is very informative. This is where I think video reporting has an important role – this simply wouldn’t work as effectively in print.

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