Events in 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.

High speed drivers licence

Per Wimmer training and passing of his Class A high speed drivers licence at Bonneville Salt Flats.

Test drive for the world landspeed record

Per completes his first test drive for the world landspeed record in the "Eagle" at 165 Mph at Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA.

Unveil of SpaceShipTwo

Attending the unveil of SpaceShipTwo at a ceremony in Mojave, California, with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and Sir Richard Branson