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Sunday, February 20, 2005



Space Tourism becoming reality


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It looks like Sir Richard Branson (a British entrepreneur) has announced plans to launch commercial space flights over the next several years and is already in the process of establishing a new company to facilitate the flights.
The new service will be called Virgin Galactic and expects to fly 3,000 new astronauts in its first five years. Fares will start at $208,000 for a suborbital flight, including three days’ training. Branson said the business would "allow every country in the world to have their own astronauts rather than the privileged few."

This will be good as it will give smaller nations (as well as corporations) the opportunity to explore space for themselves. Maybe it will allow Maryam to even travel into space! More below.

"Virgin Galactic will be run as a business, but a business with the sole purpose of making space travel more and more affordable," Branson said.

"Those privileged space pioneers who can afford to take our first flights will not only have the most awesome experience of their lives, but by stepping up to the plate first they will bring the dream of space travel for many millions closer to reality."

Although this is quite expensive flights should become cheaper as technology progresses. Who know, maybe you'll be like that little child building moon castles with your handy moon shovel? Selah!



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Wow! 3,000 astronauts in first 5 yrs!! Great to know that my dream is becoming real in the next few years :)

By Blogger Maryam, at 12:56 PM EST  


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