First Photos Inside Virgin Galactic’s Mothership Cockpit

We previously showed you construction of Virgin Galactic’s WhiteKnight Two, the mothership that will help launch SpaceShipTwo into sub-orbit. However, … Continued

We previously showed you construction of Virgin Galactic’s WhiteKnight Two, the mothership that will help launch SpaceShipTwo into sub-orbit. However, Flight Global was able to sneak in some exclusive photos and video from inside the cockpit.

WhiteKnightTwo flew for the public on Tuesday at Wisconsin’s massive Oshkosh AirVenture show, complete with head honcho Sir Richard Branson strapped into the jump seat. Without knowing it’s a custom-fabbed Rutan space tourism mothership, it may look like any other new airliner’s all-glass cockpit. But if you’re thinking of dropping millions on one of Virgin Galactic’s first seats, it’s good to know everything about what will carry you into the heavens.

WhiteKnight Two Cockpit

WhiteKnight Two Right Seat

Flight Global/Hyperbola

SpaceShip Two in Construction

Burt Ratan in center

Brian Binnie inside Spaceship Two

Mothership Construction: Center Boom Placement

Mothership Construction: More Center Boom Placement

Mothership Construction: Tail

Mothership Construction: Wing in front of two booms

Mothership Construction: wing in front of two booms

Richard Branson

SpaceShip Two Cabin

SpaceShip Two and Burt Rutan

SpaceShip Two and Burt Rutan in Cabin

SpaceShip Two Construction

Construction on SpaceShip Two

SpaceShip Two Construction Images

Construction of SpaceShip Two

SpaceShip constrction

Construction SpaceShip Two

SpaceShip Two Burt Rutan in Cabin

SpaceShip concept

Virgin Galactic Comparison

SpaceShip Two Feather

SpaceShip Two Feather Wings

SpaceShip Two Zero Gs

SpaceShip Two and Mothership