Richard Branson’s underwater plane, the Nymph
by Mark R
You’ve got to admire Virgin CEO Richard Branson. Not only does he have that airline, and he is trying to get the space tourism industry going with that Spaceport America thing, and he now has an underwater plane.
At least, this is the name that my sources are calling, but I’m not certain that I would call this a plane. When I think plane, I think airplane, but my sources don’t say whether this thing can go in the air as well as under the water.
The Nymph can go between two to five nautical miles an hour, and can go 100 feet below the surface. While the wings might not be able to make the Nymph fly, it can go through the water for up to two hours.
Branson designed the underwater plane to take people to Necker Island. For those who don’t know, Necker Island is a small island in the British Virgin Islands owned by Branson himself. It is extreme luxury property which costs $300,000 to stay a week there. The underwater plane ride will add another $25,000 to the biill, but at least the rich tourists will see a 360-degree view underwater.
Well, Richard, if you’re reading this, I would love to take a ride on this plane, when it is completed. I like what you do with technology.