Richard Branson, left, and Burt Rutan unveil a plane that they say will serve as the mothership for the world's first commercial spaceflight.
Richard Branson's space plane will carry a rocket ship up to 48,000 feet in the atmosphere, where it will detach and launch into space.
Artwork on the fuselage of Richard Branson's space plane shows various aspects of humankind's designs on flying.
More than 250 wanna-be astronauts have paid Richard Branson $200,000 for a chance to float weightless in space. The first leg of their journey would be aboard the pace plane unveiled in Mojave.