Virgin Galactic

News from airports and spaceports

Introducing VSS Imagine, the first SpaceShip III in the Virgin Galactic Fleet

Looking to get away? Today we got a look at Virgin Galactic’s VSS Imagine spacecraft, the latest generation in its spaceship program.

We also spotted a charming vintage video promoting Gander International Airport( YQX).

Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) told us about Bernice “Bee” Haydu, one of the 1st women to fly for the U.S. military as a member of the WWII Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP).

And we got a snap of the Easter Beaver (named Carrie) from Oregon’s Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM).

Take a look.

Prize patrol: Space trip from Land Rover & Virgin Galactic

As part of the debut for its new compact SUV called the Discovery Sport, Land Rover has unveiled a contest with partner Virgin Galactic to send you and three friends into space.

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To enter the Galactic Discovery competition, you’ll need to have a Facebook account and you’ll need to produce a 30-second video (or still image) that demonstrates your spirit of adventure. You also need to make sure the three friends you name as your space buddies are indeed willing to go along.

Got all that? Then submit your entry materials here.

Be sure to look closely at the Terms and Condition of the contest.

The bonus prize in the contest is indeed a trip to Space with Virgin Galactic

“The winner will take a number in the overall queue and be assigned a date accordingly for the Space Flight by Virgin Galactic” within the first one thousand private space flights taking off from the Spaceport America, New Mexico USA.

There are also two other prize packages: For residents of Canada, there’s a prize consisting of round-trip economy tickets for four to New Mexico, three nights’ hotel accommodations (in two standard rooms, double occupancy), a tour of the Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space facility and the chance to take a desert off-road driving experience in a Land Rover.

The prize for U.S. residents includes: a trip for four (4) to ….Iceland, with flights and hotels covered and meals and activities “to be determined.”

Here’s the Land Rover film promoting the contest. Good luck!