Land Rover Partnered with Virgin to Tow Galactic Spacecraft
Land Rover Helps Make History
Land Rover vehicles are part of the daily routine at Virgin Galactic. Their responsibilities include towing the spacecraft, transporting equipment, and clearing runways prior to take-off.
“Land Rover has been by our side, on our side and part of our daily lives at Virgin Galactic since 2014. It was completely fitting that these capable, luxurious and iconic vehicles played a central part in today’s historic events. As we look ahead to the start of a full commercial service, we couldn’t be more delighted to know that Land Rover will be going Above and Beyond, as together we open space to change the world for good.” — Steven Attenborough (Chief Customer Officer for Virgin Galactic)
Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson and Jaguar Land Rover Chief Creative Officer Prof Gerry McGovern OBE unveiled the Range Rover Astronaut Edition in 2019. Developed exclusively for Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut customers by Land Rover SV, these limited-production SUVs celebrate the shared values and partnership of both brands along with the goal of democratizing space.