Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Virgin Galactic: $200K for Space Flight in 2008

(source: BoingBoing) Xeni Jardin: Sir Richard Branson and co. have announced plans for a $225 million dollar spaceport in New Mexico for the Virgin Galactic fleet.

Virgin Galactic also revealed that up to 38,000 people from 126 countries have paid a deposit for a seat on one of its manned commercial flights, including a core group of 100 "founders" who have paid the initial $200,000 cost of a flight upfront. Virgin Galactic is planning to begin flights in late 2008 or early 2009.

AP Story | Space.com

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