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Virgin Galactic blasts into Formula 1
On the 26th April 2009, Virgin Galactic not only became the first spaceline ever to sponsor a Formula 1 Grand Prix car, but also became the first Spaceline to sponsor a Formula 1 winner! The spectacular double whammy was witnesed by Sir Richard Branson in the searing heat of the Bahrain 2009 Grand Prix as UK’s Jenson Button notched up his 3rd win of the season in the Virgin Galactic branded Brawn GP car. Earlier, racing legend Nikki Lauda and Button’s team mate Reubens Barraccheli had both announced that they had bought tickets to ride on Virgin Galactic spaceships.
We are all delighted that Formula 1 as well as Space, now appears to be “Virgin Territory”
It was particularly appropriate that the Galactic logo should be on the Brawn GP car as Ross Brawn, the celebrated engineer owner of the team, is to Formula One and motorsprort engineering what Burt Rutan is to aviation design and materials technology development in aerospace. They are both inspirational in their use of new and efficient materials technologies of the future which have the capacity to dramatically lower the environmental and energy footprints of both air and road transport.
Distinguished Former U.S Air Force Colonel and Test Pilot Joins the First Commercial Spaceline Flight Program
VIRGIN GALACTIC ANNOUNCES LOCAL NEW MEXICO HOSPITALITY PARTNERS TO EXPAND FUTURE ASTRONAUT EXPERIENCE
World’s First Commercial Spaceline Partners with New Mexico Based Accommodation and Catering Specialists to Enhance Experience for Future Astronauts and Guests
VIRGIN GALACTIC AND SPACEPORT AMERICA SIGN KEY AGREEMENT FOR ACCESS TO AIRSPACE FOR SPACEFLIGHTS FROM NEW MEXICO
Agreement between Virgin Galactic, Spaceport America, and the Federal Aviation Administration is the first to cover a commercial spaceline
Global reveal of Land Rover’s new Discovery Vision Concept car alongside Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo
VIRGIN GALACTIC ANNOUNCES TED TURNER’S SIERRA GRANDE LODGE & SPA AS LATEST ASTRONAUT HOSPITALITY PARTNER
World’s First Commercial Spaceline Partners with Intimate Local Hotel to Create Immersive New Mexico Experiences for Future Astronauts and Guests
World’s First Commercial Spaceline and Bestselling Publishing House Will Release Seven Books about the Wonders of Space for Readers of All Ages