Virgin Galactic Invites the Public to a Space Visit Trip…The Virgin Galactic general tourism company announced the ability to purchase tickets for the trips it will organize to space, and citizens can now book tickets for the trip, which is scheduled to take a few minutes and cost 450 thousand dollars.
Virgin Galactic Invites the Public to a Space Visit Trip only for 450 thousand dollars
And the French Press Agency announced that the first of these flights is expected to depart at the end of 2022, according to what was announced by the company that was founded by British billionaire Richard Branson.
Virgin Galactic has also been offering tickets for sale since last August, but they have only been made available to people who have registered on the waiting list before, confirming that it completed sales last November of up to 100 tickets at a price of 450 thousand dollars each.
These tickets were added to 600 other tickets that were sold at prices ranging between 2005 and 2014 at prices below $200,000 and $250,000.
Virgin Galactic has issued a statement confirming that registration will be open to everyone starting today, and registrants will have to deposit a down payment of $150,000.
The flight will last 90 minutes, including boarding, as it will take off from the US Spaceport base in the New Mexico desert after several days of training.
A large carrier aircraft will be used, which will take off from a traditional runway, and the process of separation from it will take place in the air. The vehicle is more like a large private plane, and the engine will run until it exceeds 80 kilometres. Then it will land while hovering, and passengers in space will be able to undo their seat belts to swim for a few minutes in zero gravity.
This is while Virgin Galactic has recently made changes to the plane that will carry passengers in order to improve the plane’s ability to fly more often.
It is scheduled to organize a test flight and then carry passengers from the Italian Air Force, and scientific experiments will be conducted on it. As for the actual commercial activities, it is expected that they will start in the last quarter of 2022, as announced by the company.
British businessman Richard Branson went into space and tried to fly for a few minutes at the beginning of last July with the Virgin Galactic spacecraft, accompanied by three employees from the company.
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