|SpaceShipTwo (central fuselage) carried under its mothership, |
White Knight Two. Source: Wikipedia
Soon enough, it may even lead to a quicker push for preliminary settlements planned on Mars, for example. While this won't be the craft, shuttle or what-have-you to take people there it'll likely push/inspire our government to move more quickly on such a thing. Especially with China working on the same. Although, that's a whole different subject.
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