Virgin Galactic has partnered with Land Rover in a global sponsership deal for the feldging space tourism company.

The deal will see Land Rover base a fleet of vehicles at the Virgin Galactic test centre in the Mojave Desert and its Spaceport in New Mexico, USA.

"I'm very excited to announce Land Rover as the first partner of Virgin Galactic," said VirginGroup founder Richard Branson.

"We're really delighted to be working alongside a brand that over the years has been identified around the world for its spirit of adventure and exploration. In fact at the core of both companies, you'll find a pioneering spirit of discovery underpinned by technical innovation."