Land Rover has announced plans to keep several vehicles at Virgin Galactic’s test center in California and at Spaceport America in New Mexico, as part of a new partnership between the world-famous automaker and the high-profile commercial spaceflight company.
Vehicles stationed at the two Virgin Galactic locations will be responsible for transporting travelers - or “Future Astronauts” - and crew from the space terminal buildings to the waiting spaceships. More than 700 people have already purchased tickets for a flight aboard SpaceShip Two, the name of Virgin Galactic’s flagship spacecraft, scheduled for to make its maiden voyage later this year.
From Virgin Galactic Representatives:
“The partnership will see Land Rover vehicles become part of daily life for the Virgin Galactic team, and for all ‘Future Astronauts’ the space experience will now begin with Land Rover as they arrive in New Mexico for training, and continue to the moment they drive from the space terminal building to the waiting spaceship.”
Interested in taking a trip aboard SpaceShip Two? Tickets currently run $250,000.
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