As far as I'm aware, yes they are both piloted independently, though I guess GPS/computer control is an option for the future - the rocket-ship part (that really seems to be the only suitable term!) is designed to carry passengers, an important part of the X-Prize conditions.Now I think of it, the first time I actually saw a concept like this was......Thunderbirds...!It also raises the interesting idea that, in future, these things could be individually owned... ..."I want to be a spaceman, the fastest guy alive.... "
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