The Experimental Aircraft Association's Air Venture's annual gathering saw the first public viewing of the plane that will allow Sir Richard Branson's spaceship take to flight.
The twin-fuselage plane, WhiteKnightTwo, is the platform that will lift Virgin Galactics SpaceShipTwo into the atmosphere. When it reaches 50,000 feet, Branson's spaceship detaches and rockets into space at four times the speed of sound.
It can carry six passengers who would experience five minutes of weightlessness over a two and half hour journey and be able get a glimpse of the Earth from space for around £120,000 each.
Virgin Galactic has already taken 300 reservations but a launch date is yet to be confirmed.
Tools designed to ensure computer code in smart cars does not crash has been inspired by hungry penguins.
The rounded sleeping capsules send guests drifting into ocean before arriving on desert island by morning.
Sitting on the saddle activates the part of the brain responsible for learning, a study has claimed.
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.
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