VSS Voyager

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VSS Voyager
SS2 and VMS Eve.jpg
A SpaceShipTwo - VSS Enterprise - carried by WhiteKnightTwo VMS Eve
Type Scaled Composites Model 339 SpaceShipTwo
Manufacturer Scaled Composites
Construction number 2
First flight 10 October 2010 (VSS Enterprise manned gliding flight)
Owners and operators Virgin Galactic
In service 2013?

VSS Voyager[1] is a SpaceShipTwo-class suborbital manned spaceplane. It is the second ship being built and will be used as part of the Virgin Galactic Fleet.

Like its sister craft, VSS Enterprise, it shares its name with both a NASA spacecraft (Voyager) and fictional Star Trek starship (USS Voyager).

The design's first mother ship (WhiteKnightTwo) is named VMS Eve, and the second is expected to be named VMS Spirit of Steve Fossett, in honour of Steve Fossett.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "One small step for space tourism... Private spaceflight". The Economist. 18 December 2004. Retrieved 2007-12-20. 
  2. ^ Branson, Richard (2007-10-10). "My Friend, Steve Fossett". Time. Retrieved 2007-12-20. 
  3. ^ Burack, Ari (10 October 2007). "Sir Richard Branson...". San Francisco Sentinel. Retrieved 2008-02-28.