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Virgin Galactic and Land Rover team up.

Range Rover helps unveil new Virgin Galactic SpaceshipTwo at Global Reveal and Naming Ceremony

By Grace Cunningham on 23rd February 2016

Land Rover assisted Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson unveil Virgin Galactic’s new SpaceShipTwo at a special reveal and naming ceremony at their Mojave Air and Space Port base in California, USA just a few days ago.

A Range Rover Autobiography, the pinnacle of premium SUV luxury, took centre stage at the global reveal, assisting not only with the arrival of Sir Richard but also towing out the new SpaceShipTwo – officially christened VSS Unity, –in front of the world’s media, special guests and a group of Virgin Galactic’s ‘Future Astronauts. The event also marked the special official naming moment of the new SpaceShipTwo, with Stephen Hawking announcing the name VSS Unity via a specially recorded message.

Announced in April 2014, the tow-out of VSS Unity by a Range Rover Autobiography marks the latest milestone in the partnership between the two pioneering brands; a partnership based around a strong British heritage and a true spirit of adventure, but underpinned by a desire to push the boundaries of technical innovation.

Stephen Attenborough, Commercial Director at Virgin Galactic said, “Since our partnership began in April 2014, Land Rover has become an integral part of the team’s day to day operating environment in Mojave. Therefore it was fitting that the Range Rover Autobiography took a staring role in today’s events as our new SpaceShipTwo, Unity, made its global debut. ”

2015 marked the 21st anniversary of the Range Rover Autobiography, the pinnacle of the Range Rover model line-up. Across two decades Autobiography has denoted the ultimate combination of Land Rover design, capability and luxury, adapting with changing customer tastes and preferences to remain a benchmark in the premium SUV market.