Hawaii company's paint job unveiled with first commercial spaceship
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.
Copyright 2016 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.