Land Rover has helped Virgin Galactic unveil its new SpaceShipTwo.
The British automaker had a Range Rover Autobiography take center stage, towing out the new SpaceShipTwo that was officially christened VSS Unity at a special event. The reveal and naming ceremony took place at the Mojave Air and Space Port base in California and guests at the ceremony include Virgin Galactic’s stakeholders, VIP Guests and Future Astronaut customers.
Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson arrived in the Range Rover towing the new SpaceShipTwo, ahead of Stephen Hawking announcing the name VSS Unity through a specially recorded message.
The tow-out of VSS Unity by a Range Rover Autobiography is just the latest milestone in the partnership between the two companies, built around a strong British heritage and a true spirit of adventure. A fleet of Land Rover vehicles currently provide support to Virgin Galactic’s team at its base in Mojave.
“This is a significant milestone for Virgin Galactic, and we are proud to be part of it,” said Mark Cameron, global brand experience director at Land Rover. “Helping the team unveil the new SpaceShipTwo not only reflects our supporting role in the Virgin Galactic program, but it was also an impressive display of the Range Rover’s towing capability. But we have partnered with Virgin Galactic for many more reasons than simply providing and promoting a fantastic range of SUVs. We share the same long-term vision to invest in innovative design and technology to help us go further and achieve more. Not simply to enable mankind to explore, but to develop this partnership to inspire others.”
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