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September 27, 2010

Virgin Galactic on track for commercial flights within 18 months

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Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson said Monday that Virgin Galactic is on track to offer commercial space travel within 18 months (by March 2012), and that space hotels are next on the drawing board.
(H/T Instapundit

"We just finished building SpaceShipTwo. We are 18 months away from taking people into space," Branson told a business conference in Kuala Lumpur, adding that the fare will start at 200,000 dollars.

Virgin Galactic, which aims to become the world's first commercial company to promote space tourism, has already collected 45 million dollars in deposits from more than 330 people who have reserved seats aboard the six-person craft


Virgin galactic made the first solo crewed flights of VSS Enterprise (SpaceShipTwo) on July 15th, 2010




"We are looking at hotels in space. We love the moon," the tycoon said, adding that he was also interested in launching "small satellites into space" for the benefit of schools and universities.




The Virgin Galactic vehicles are described on their website

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