Virgin Galactic Working to Make Supersonic Aircraft Go Boom

Video Caption: Yesterday in Denver, The Spaceship Company’s chairman Doug Shane spoke at Boom’s unveil of its XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator, a subscale prototype of the Boom supersonic passenger airliner. The Spaceship Company is a proud partner of Boom Supersonic and will provide engineering and manufacturing services, along with flight test support and operations. Doug introduced a congratulatory message from Sir Richard Branson.

  • Vladislaw
  • redneck

    I don’t like Virgin Galactic and boom in the same sentence.

  • ThomasLMatula

    Given their record with SpaceShipTwo I am not holding my breath 🙂

  • windbourne

    boom has nothing to do with VG, and VA will simply buy multiple aircrafts from them.

  • windbourne

    Doug, it is NOT VIRGIN GALATIC.
    It is the virgin Group, namely Virgin Airlines, that will simply buy a number of their planes.

  • windbourne

    VG was going to buy some aircraft.
    Now, it has extended itself to working with Boom.
    Rather interesting.
    And scary.

    Boom has top ppl working on this.

  • publiusr

    There was one concept that looked to bring back the T-tail.

    Anything besides ugly twin-jets now filling the sky.