PICTURES: All in a day’s work

by | Jan 25, 2008 | Seradata News | 0 comments

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So come Wednesday morning we had all staggered into The Power House at New York’s American Museum of Natural History for the press conference

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Behind us scribblers were the tv cameras, it looked like the coverage of the event would be global

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The end of the press conference descended into chaotic thronging crowds as a large media scrum formed around Sir Richard Branson and Burt Rutan
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Earlier in the day Branson’s familty (left) had spoken to Danish born Galactic founder Per Wimmer

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The press conference might have ended by noon but the interviews saw the media event extend well into the afternoon and then it was time for the party

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Many of the Virgin Galactic customers, founders and pioneers all, may have wondered if they would encounter extraterrestrial life, but did they have to look that far?

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Not expecting to find a spare $200,000 in my back pocket anytime soon I am content with access to the likes of Virgin Atlantic’s Club Lounge at JFK airport. Such is the life of the aerospace journalist

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