Richard Branson confirms Virgin Galactic’s first area tourism flight will launch subsequent yr with him on board
Richard Branson has lengthy stated that he’d be on board Virgin Galactic’s first business area tourism flight, and he is now confirmed that may happen someday subsequent yr together with his two grownup youngsters alongside for the journey (a little bit of a delay from the corporate’s unique 2011 goal). That journey will in fact be made with the corporate’s SpaceShipTwo craft, which has already accomplished various check flights, and which is able to flying one hundred kilometers (or simply over 60 miles) above the Earth for a deliberate two and a half hour flight with 5 minutes of weightlessness. Because the AP notes, some 529 individuals have already signed up for the $200,000 per individual rides into area, every of whom should participate in every week of coaching previous to their journey. Bookings can nonetheless be made on Virgin Galactic’s web site.