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维珍银河推出新式太空旅游火箭飞机

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The commercial spaceflight company Virgin1 Galactic has rolled out a new version of its space tourism rocket plane.

商业航天公司维珍银河推出了一款新式太空旅游火箭飞机。

 
The move comes nearly 16 months after a fatal accident destroyed its sister ship during a test flight in California's Mojave Desert.
 
The rollout of the gleaming craft marks Virgin Galactic's return to the race to become the world's first major private space tourism company.
 
The new passenger spacecraft is expected to take thrill-seekers, researchers and commercial customers on short hops2 into space.
 
Sir Richard Branson, founder3 of Virgin Galactic, says the new vehicle means the dream of private space tourism can now be made accessible.
 
"Together, we can make space accessible in a way that has only been dreamt of before now. And by doing that, we can truly bring positive change to life on Earth. This spaceship is the embodiment of that goal." 
 
The ship is named Virgin Spaceship Unity4 at the suggestion of theoretical physicist5 Stephen Hawking6, to whom Richard Branson promised a free ride into space. 
 
From outward appearances, the spacecraft is nearly identical to the one lost in 2014, which killed one of its pilots and set back the nascent7 industry.



  
1 virgin     
n.处女,未婚女子;adj.未经使用的;未经开发的
参考例句:
  • Have you ever been to a virgin forest?你去过原始森林吗?
  • There are vast expanses of virgin land in the remote regions.在边远地区有大片大片未开垦的土地。


  • 2 hops     
    跳上[下]( hop的第三人称单数 ); 单足蹦跳; 齐足(或双足)跳行; 摘葎草花
    参考例句:
  • The sparrow crossed the lawn in a series of hops. 那麻雀一蹦一跳地穿过草坪。
  • It is brewed from malt and hops. 它用麦精和蛇麻草酿成。


  • 3 Founder     
    n.创始者,缔造者
    参考例句:
  • He was extolled as the founder of their Florentine school.他被称颂为佛罗伦萨画派的鼻祖。
  • According to the old tradition,Romulus was the founder of Rome.按照古老的传说,罗穆卢斯是古罗马的建国者。


  • 4 unity     
    n.团结,联合,统一;和睦,协调
    参考例句:
  • When we speak of unity,we do not mean unprincipled peace.所谓团结,并非一团和气。
  • We must strengthen our unity in the face of powerful enemies.大敌当前,我们必须加强团结。


  • 5 physicist     
    n.物理学家,研究物理学的人
    参考例句:
  • He is a physicist of the first rank.他是一流的物理学家。
  • The successful physicist never puts on airs.这位卓有成就的物理学家从不摆架子。


  • 6 hawking     
    利用鹰行猎
    参考例句:
  • He is hawking his goods everywhere. 他在到处兜售他的货物。
  • We obtain the event horizon and the Hawking spectrumformula. 得到了黑洞的局部事件视界位置和Hawking温度以及Klein—Gordon粒子的Hawking辐射谱。


  • 7 nascent     
    adj.初生的,发生中的
    参考例句:
  • That slim book showed the Chinese intelligentsia and the nascent working class.那本小册子讲述了中国的知识界和新兴的工人阶级。
  • Despite a nascent democracy movement,there's little traction for direct suffrage.尽管有过一次新生的民主运动,但几乎不会带来直接选举。



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