credit: Flight/Virgin Galactic / caption: White Knight II on runway without SpaceShipTwo
I have been getting emails from people asking when I am expecting to post more photos and video from Virgin Galactic
I have emailed Virgin public relations about new images, as I was told new construction pics could be available in a "few weeks" after speaking to the company about its Mission Galactic press release and related website that you can find in the extended portion of this post, but have had no answer so far
I may have an opportunity soon to obtain some pics but if that doesn't work out it is likely to be the July media day roll out of White Knight II before anything new emerges
In the meantime in an attempt to satisfy your Galactic pictures' cravings, here is a screengrab from my computer showing Virgin Galactic's missionvirgingalactic.co.uk homepage that isn't quite go for launch - "build in progress" - no pun intended?
I should add that missionvirgingalactic.com does work, and here's that press release
Embargoed Until 10am Tuesday 29th April
Mission Virgin Galactic
BRINGING SPACE TO SCHOOLS
Virgin Galactic is launching a National Schools Competition in the UK on April 29th 2008 - the main objective is to inspire children about space travel and make them realise that it can be fun to study Science, Maths, Technology and Engineering. The competition is linked to the National Curriculum, allowing the teachers to make lesson plans as exciting as possible.
The 'Mission Galactic' Competition will be open to all schools and aimed at Key Stage 3. It will be a project based practical development of aviation related science and technology thus providing opportunities to develop and demonstrate design and technological capabilities whilst developing project management and team working skills. The competition will be designed to fit naturally into the existing schools curriculum and in order to encourage participation prizes will be provided for both the participants and their school or organisation. An incredible prize will be offered to the winning team.
A fully interactive website will be open to children of all ages.
The Press Conference will take place on the 29th April 2008 at the Royal Aeronautical Society, 4 Hamilton Place, London, between 10.00am and 12.00.
Will Whitehorn President of Virgin Galactic will also do a fifteen minute Virgin Galactic Project Update.
Available for Interview:
* School children from across England who have been part of the Mission Virgin Galactic Steering Group.
* Teachers from across the UK who have been part of the steering Committee
* Will Whitehorn President Virgin Galactic
* Representatives from The Royal Air Force
Photo Call will be held on the roof terrace of the RAeS
New b-roll images of the production of WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo will be available
If you wish to attend of please contact: