Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo

Sir Richard Branson confirms Virgin Galactic‘s first space tourism flight will launch next year with him on board.

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That trip will be made with the SpaceShipTwo craft, which is capable of flying just over 60 miles above the Earth and has already completed a number of test flights.

529 individuals have already signed up to take the US$200,000, 96-km high trip, with SS2 spaceship, for a planned two and a half hour flight with five minutes of weightlessness.

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