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Hawaii company's paint job unveiled with first commercial spaceship

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KAPOLEI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The hard work of a Kapolei based company paid off when Virgin Galactic unveiled their brand new spaceship in the Mojave Desert on Friday, February 19.

Straube's Aircraft Services on Oahu won a bid to paint the massive spaceship after meeting Virgin Galactic representatives at an aircraft trade show in 2013.

The company's Business Development Director, Jerimiah Straube says it was a huge job that they could not pass up.

"It's an unbelievable feeling, its part of history, its a testament to the hard work and quality that my parents and my uncle have grown our company to become," Straube said. "To be invited to just to bid on a project like this is very touching."

It took a 7-member crew to complete the entire paint job in less than two weeks.

The spaceship is the first commercial aircraft designed to take civilians to space.

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