Mojave, CA – Just after Blue Origin's successful crewed flight to space today, Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin's competitor, has announced a very surprising change to their launch system. Our lead spokesperson at Apogee managed to get a statement from Virgin Galactic's lead integration engineer, Navid Dagy, right after the announcement:
"Virgin just can't compete with the pace of Blue Origin, so we've decided to increase passenger capacity by 300%. We believe that this will increase efficiency and boost us beyond Blue Origin's operating speeds."
The company will aim to use VSS Unity, VSS Imagine, and one other unconstructed vessel to attach on White Knight II. The spaceships will follow a staggered separation sequence, to avoid any collisions. Our team at Apogee are not sure when this flight configuration will begin operating, but we suspect that it will start flying around early 2022.
Original image credit: Virgin Galactic
Photoshop: The KSP Maniac
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