Space tourism closer to reality following Virgin Galactic test flight

05/1/2013 | IEEE Spectrum online · Wall Street Journal, The

Billionaire mogul Sir Richard Branson got one step closer to his dream of becoming a pioneer in the field of space tourism with the successful supersonic test flight on Monday of his SpaceShipTwo craft. Branson's company, Virgin Galactic -- which has been working for years to spearhead commercial space flight -- will charge $200,000 for a suborbital ride for the first 600 thrill-seekers who sign up.

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