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What It’s Like To Fly Alongside a Virgin Galactic Spaceship [video]

Don’t have the $250,000 to secure a spot on one of Virgin Galactic’s maiden joyrides into space next year? We had the chance to fly next to WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo in the skies over San Francisco.

Don’t have the $250,000 to secure a spot on one of Virgin Galactic‘s maiden joyrides into space next year? Here’s a look at what you’re missing. We flew in a regular Virgin Air plane over San Francisco right next to WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo this week. After a short flight, we touched down next to the spacecraft–the first time that a spaceship has landed at a commercial airport. (SpaceShipTwo is sandwiched in between the WhiteKnightTwo takeoff vessel in the video.)

And check out this slideshow on Virgin’s new airport terminal.

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Ariel Schwartz is a Senior Editor at Co.Exist. She has contributed to SF Weekly, Popular Science, Inhabitat, Greenbiz, NBC Bay Area, GOOD Magazine and more.

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