SpaceShip III, Virgin Galactic’s latest spaceplane model, has been unveiled – with a little help from a Range Rover Astronaut Edition.
Named VSS Imagine and finished with a mirror-like material that’s meant to reflect its surroundings, it will be added to the Virgin Galactic fleet as the company aims for as many as 400 flights per year, per spaceport.
Land Rover has extended its global partnership with Virgin Galactic to 2024.
Vehicles from the Land Rover stable are part of the daily life of Virgin Galactic, with roles which include towing the space vehicles, carrying equipment and clearing runways before take-off.
“Accessible space travel for explorers worldwide is the next great big adventure,” said Joe Eberhardt, President and CEO, Jaguar Land Rover North America.
“Land Rover is proud to work alongside the Virgin Galactic team to support all future astronauts as they push the boundaries of personal adventure even further.”