Congratulations to Richard Branson! His Virgin Galactic company has won the latest Parabolic Arc poll by a large margin over rivals XCOR and Armadillo.
Which company will fly the first tourist into suborbital space?
- Virgin Galactic (71%, 75 Votes)
- XCOR (23%, 24 Votes)
- Armadillo Aerospace (6%, 6 Votes)
Total Voters: 105
Sadly, I have no prizes to give out here at PA, so Sir Richard is just going to have to bask in the glory of having defeated two rivals which aren’t spending nearly half a billion on their vehicles.
I will offer a consolation prize: a two-day moratorium on any questions about SpaceShipTwo’s engine.* So, have a great weekend, Richard! It’s back to work on Monday.
Thanks to everyone who voted! And be sure to cast your ballot on our current poll concerning Sarah Palin’s next career move.
* Not valid if there is there is an actual engine firing or any other news about the engine.