Virgin Galactic Keys To A New Dawn. This is the title of next highlights from Virgin Galactic in the United States. And indeed a historic moment will be when on October 17, the symbolic key to the Spaceport America passed Richard Branson. The architectural masterpiece was built by the State of New Mexico, which now during the ceremony, company Virgin Galactic is left to the lease of Bransons. From the Spaceport America out they will start in the future in space: the first those who venture into space with Virgin Galactic.
And Sonja Rohde is the only German founding member under these daring pioneers. It is thus the first German woman at all, which is going into space and guest of honor at the official opening of the space station in the United States.
In addition to the official representatives of the State of New Mexico, many celebrities are expected – not only from the space industry. “Virgin Galactic has announced a big surprise. I’m already looking forward, what will be“, says the graduate business from Hagen, who met before few years Sir Richard Branson on a Safari. He told her of his plan to open the space for private individuals – and Rohde immediately recognized the potential of the project important for humanity. The severe physical tests and training nor the cost of US$200,000 have held them, immediately accept the offer of Branson by Handshake still in the midst of wild animals in Africa.
6 Years later it flies well first across the pond, to being, if is dedicated to the spaceport in New Mexico. Also their flight will start from there, because of the Spaceport America is the first and only spaceport for private space travel. After the NASA has set the space shuttle flights, the Spaceport America is gaining anyway in the coming years. “I am delighted that I am part of this historic project“, said Rohde. Finally, Rohde takes a special role and is not only the founder of Virgin Galactic, but pioneer of private space travel.
But the dedicated private astronaut will stay even longer in the United States, because after the inauguration of Spaceport America, she is guest at the exclusive “Radical Benefit for Humanity” event of the X Prize Foundation. The company has significantly advanced the construction of the prototype of SpaceShipTwo, calls together visionaries from around the world with the high-profile event. No one less than star Director James Cameron is hosted.