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Tuesday, April 4, 2006

SpaceShipTwo Ticket Launch

Details, full story:
  • Company: Virgin Galactic
  • Sales so far: $13 million
  • Number of people buying: 157
  • Flight beginning date: 2009
  • "Affordable" space tourism ticket cost: $200,000
  • Length of flight: 2 hours
  • Expected launch site: Mojave Desert, California
  • Maxmimum flight altitude: 70 miles
  • Duration of passenger weightlessness: 5 minutes
  • Passengers expected in first 10 years of operations: 50,000
  • Virgin Atlantic pilots invited to train as Virgin Galactic pilots: 700

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