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Round Trip Ticket to Space

Monday, September 27th, 2004 · No Comments

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Now Virgin to offer trips to space: “British entrepreneur Richard Branson has announced his company has signed a deal to offer the world’s first commercial flights to space under the branding ‘Virgin Galactic.’

“Branson, head of the Virgin Atlantic airline, said Monday that passengers in groups of five could be sent into orbit by 2008 at around £110,000 ($200,000) a trip.

“The licensing deal could be worth millions over the next 15 years depending on the number of spaceships built by Virgin.

“Prices for each seat are expected to start at £110,000, including three days’ flight training. Virgin says that up to 3,000 astronauts could be flying high in space over a five-year period.”

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