In my Ares V loiter skirt posting Tobi asked, "any news when the rollout of [White Knight II] will be?"
I will actually now reveal what I have known for months about the roll out plans for WK2 as the game has almost been given away by Branson himself...
And so, drum roll please, the amazing roll out date for WK2 is...
Clark Lindsey at his news link filled Hobbyspace.com got very close to the truth when he linked to a Travel Weekly report about Branson's comments made in Nigeria - oddly enough Travel Weekly and Flight are both owned by the same publisher
That report says, "Branson said he would reveal details of the mothership, which will take the shuttle into space, in July."
The truth of it is that Virgin Galactic are planning a WK2 roll out for the media in July at Mojave air and space port - excited?
As both the UK's Farnborough air show and the EEA Air Venture event in Oshkosh are in the second half of July I cheekily suggested to Virgin Galactic president Will Whitehorn that he not have the roll out clash with either