Witness the spectacle of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo unveiling

Yesterday, Virgin Galactic showed off its new SpaceShipTwo vehicle, called the VSS Unity, in a flashy and slightly absurd ceremony at the Mojave Air and Spaceport in California. The company decked out one of the spaceport’s test hangars into something reminiscent of a night club for the event; dark blue lighting flashed and loud theatrical music swelled when SpaceShipTwo emerged from behind a large black curtain. The vehicle was then pulled forward into the center of the hangar by a white Land Rover carrying Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, who waved his hands about wildly.

The spectacle was enhanced by the presence of a few celebrities at the hangar, including Harrison Ford and thrill seeker Jeb Corliss. Branson also played an…

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