$200K for 5 Minutes of Weightlessness and a Great View? Cool!

Posted: December 8, 2009 in Science
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SpaceShipTwo under construction

Virgin Galactic has just publicly revealed SpaceShipTwo, “the world’s first commercial spaceship.” The firm already has 300 people who have reserved their spots with at least a deposit, though those flights won’t begin for a couple years. It sounds like a lot of money, but it’s a whole order of magnitude less than billionaires have been paying to ride in old Russian rockets, lately. I sure wouldn’t mind the experience, but I think I’ll wait until they can knock a couple zeroes off the price….

P.S.   I guess we DON’T need the government even for space travel. Look out NASA!

  1. […] Galactic, VSS Enterprise trackback Some of you may remember back in December when I mentioned the public unveiling of Virgin Galactic’s first SpaceShipTwo craft — soon to be “the world’s first […]

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