Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Virgin Galactic Spacelines? Commercial Passenger Spaceship

For a mere $200,000 you can book a flight to space directly through Virgin Galactic. A small deposit of $20,000 secures you a spot on their next flight. Virgin Galactic has been has been taking deposits since 2005 and several hundred people worldwide have already booked their spot. 

Virgin Galactic is basically getting ready to get rid of rich folk by sending them out into outer space.

SpaceShip 1 and 2 use carbon composite construction and design. Space Ship Two is 60 feet in length (One is 28 Ft) and can carry 6 passengers and 2 pilots. 


Everyone gets the same seating position with 2 large windows: one side window and one overhead, for passengers to get a great view if they so chose not to float freely in space.

The View - Virgin Galactic
The spaceships are powered by a hybrid rocket motor. The pilots will be able to shut down the ship's motor at any time during its operation and glide safely back to the runway, (or leave themselves stranded in space).

Virgin Galactic will have its 200 million dollar spaceport-headquarters located on 27 sq miles at Spaceport America in New Mexico. This will be the world's first commercial spaceport and is now currently under construction. 


But who can afford all that jazz? Let me know when prices cost as much as a cross country flight. 

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