Virgin Galactic recognizes that the answers to many of the challenges we face in sustaining life on our beautiful planet, lie in making better use of space. Virgin Galactic unveiled the mothership for its suborbital spaceliner Monday. On January 23, 2008 the White Knight Two design was revealed. Virgin Galactic tests its WhiteKnightTwo mothership in preparation for a flight plan that could eventually send founder Richard Branson into space. On July 28, 2008 the completion and rollout of the first aircraft, Eve, (Tail Number: N348MS) occurred at Scaled's Mojave headquarters.
Virgin Galactic rolls out SpaceShipTwo's 'mothership' ... Virgin Galactic) ... Virgin announced it would use a spaceport in Sweden as one of the launch sites for its commercial space flights. Virgin Galactic contracted aerospace designer Burt Rutan to build the mothership and spacecraft.