In a showcase of British heritage and pioneering efforts in their respective industries, a Range Rover Autobiography from Land Rover was prominently featured in the global reveal and naming ceremony for Virgin Galactic’s newest spaceship, the SpaceShipTwo.
The new SpaceShipTwo, officially christened VSS Unity in the ceremony, is the latest spacecraft for the British firm Virgin Galactic, one of the pioneers in civilian space exploration. Seen towing the VSS Unity during the ceremony is the Autobiography, the impressive top-of-the-line SUV offering from pioneering British car manufacturer Land Rover.
According to Stephen Attenborough, Commercial Director at Virgin Galactic, the partnership between the two world-famous companies began in 2014 and highlights the spirit of adventure that both companies seem to cultivate with their uncompromising efforts to deliver innovative technology to their customers. Attenborough added that both companies plan to collaborate in the future in terms of product initiatives, design and engineering as well as collaborations in STEM programs.
Currently, a fleet of Land Rover vehicles provide support for Virgin Galactic personnel in its base in the Mojave. Aside from numerous media representatives and Virgin future astronauts, the unveiling and naming ceremony was also attended by Sir Richard Branson, Virgin group founder while eminent British physicist Stephen Hawking announced the name of VSS Unity through a recorded announcement.
Mark Cameron, Land Rover Global Brand Experience Director, explained that the event is a significant milestone for their partner Virgin Galactic. Aside from displaying the Autobiography’s towing prowess, Land Rover’s presence shows their support for partner Virgin Galactic, not only as a provider of its impressive fleet of SUVs but also as partners sharing the same drive to excel in technology and cutting edge design.
Cameron said that the partnership hopes to motivate the younger generation to pursue careers in engineering, science and technology. Virgin Galactic and Land Rover run STEM education programs aimed to inspire your people towards the fields of mathematics, engineering, science and technology.
Range Rover Autobiography is the pinnacle of Land Rover design, capability and luxury. What is even more astounding is the fact that 2015 would be its 21st anniversary, but it still remains as a benchmark for the premium SUV segment.