People at the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh are the first people in the world to get a close-up look an aircraft that might help send ships into space. Will Whitehorn is the president of Virgin Galactic, which developed the WhiteKnightTwo. He says the craft looks like two separate airplanes, with connected wings, and room in between the two hulls for a space ship.

Whitehorn says it's actually less expensive to launch a ship from their plane, than the way NASA has done it for years from land-based rockets. He says it also requires less energy. He says they hope to test the WhiteKnightTwo, with a space ship, by December. He says they want to start sending people into space, in two years.

British billionaire Sir Richard Branson is the chairman of the Virgin Group, and he was in Oshkosh waiting for the plane to Monday afternoon. Branson will also make a "huge" announcement Tuesday which he says will be worth millions.

AUDIO: Whitehorn on future of WhiteKnightTwo (MP3 :19)

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