For those of you travel junkies, aviation and transport fanatics, flying in business and first class might have become the norm so it is now time to step out of your comfort zone, those lie flat seats and gourmet food is quite a thing of the past. Now it is all about the mile high club to the moon and back! Yes damn right we are talking space shuttles, the milky way and pressing the boundaries of innovation, creativity and life.
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When Neil Armstrong first stepped on the moon his famous words were "Thats one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" how right could he be! How many of you truly thought you would be able to explore the MOON in your life time! Well guess what Virgin Galactic is making it possible! We are talking about a 100% bespoke service from the training to the landing you will be taken through the whole process and even a private jet seems like average deal when compared to this experience.
"Space is not only important for the future of transportation, it's important for the future of imagination"
Here at HolidayPirates.com we all share one thing, we all love to travel from the family trips to Canaries to the intrepid travellers who are willing to embark on the journey of a lifetime, exploring exotic locations from the Amazon to the Great Barrier Reef. However, no matter how remote the location is man has embarked his journey into the wilderness with his backpack and a desire to discover.
Now it will be no shock when we say he has done it again but its not the most remote parts of the planet this time its more of the view a thousands worlds could not describe its back to infinity and back! This trill seeking adventure is not for the faint hearted, as in the words of Richard Branson "some obstacles can seem overwhelming" however, this does not mean we do not attempt, and with every failure eventually comes success.
This ground breaking revolution Richard Branson has started is the pinnacle of exploration and discovery, love or hate the charismatic leader, he is a truly remarkable individual who has changed many aspects of the travel industry from the introduction of Virgin Atlantic to the Virgin Train services which often features on HolidayPirates.com.
Now since we can book this amazing trip and well we can even find a cheaper solution lets look at how one man's dream to commercialise space travel has become a reality, we will take a look at the amazing facts of how Richard Brandson and his Virgin Galactic team have worked on a program like no other. As all aviation enthusiasts will agree this is something revolutionary, not only from the perspective of viewing the earth in a new light but the endless possibilities the technology may bring for the future of aviation and transportation.
- Crew Members - 2 Pilots
- Paying Passengers - 6
- Aircraft Length - 18.30M
- Wing Span - 8.30M
- Height (Rudders Down) - 5.50M
- Cabin Diameter - 2.30M
- SpaceShipTwo is lifted to 50,000ft by the WhiteKnightTwo aircraft carrier to the launch deck
- As SpaceShipTwo dismounts from WhiteKnightTwo, the hybrid solid/rocket fuel engine accelerates for 70 seconds at 2,500 miles per hour
- SpaceShipTwo reaches highest altitude at 361,000ft and passengers will experience weightlessness
- Rocket engine is turned off and the engine coasts to 328,000ft
- As SpaceShipTwo enters the earth atmosphere it adopts the feather configuration
- At 70,000ft SpaceShipTwo converts from the feather configuration to the glider position
- Landing gear and skid is deployed for traditional landing
"Are you brave enough to explore the edge of the earth, a trip into the unknown"
As you all know this is not a trip for the faint hearted, it is also not a trip thats is likely to have anything that is going to be sub £100,000 in the near future. So prepare to remortgage your home, potentially lose your marriage, cash in any life insurance policies and scrap any inheritance plans you may have had. Short of winning the Lotto a trip to space is being commericalised but by no means is it affordable for the average joe. We live in hope with time space travel will continue to drop in price and the remarkable achievements they have made will revolutionise everyday travel.