Events in July, 2009

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Per decides to break the current world landspeed record

Decision time for next world record: Per decides to break the current world landspeed record at 763 Mph (Mach 1.01), set in 1997, by Thrust SSC and Richard Noble & Andy Green.

Oshkosh Airshow

Together with fellow Virgin Galactic Founders, Per Wimmer is at Oshkosh Airshow for the first public flight of WhiteKnightTwo. Sir Richard Branson and Mohamed Al-Husseiny sign agreement whereby Aabar of Abu Dhabi buys a 32% equity stake in Virgin Galactic for USD 280 M.