Virgin Space Bus BlueSpace.com has a report from Wired Nextfest in NYC where they've plonked down with Dickie B to discuss his new space tourism service.

Space.com has a report from Wired Nextfest in NYC where they’ve plonked down with Dickie B to discuss his new space tourism service, Virgin Galactic.

The air-launched SpaceShipTwo is designed to seat eight people – six passengers and two pilots – and be hauled into launch position by WhiteKnightTwo, a massive carrier craft currently under construction by Scaled Composites, Virgin Galactic president Will Whitehorn said.

For an initial ticket price of $200,000, Virgin Galactic passengers will buy a 2.5-hour flight aboard SpaceShipTwo and launch from an altitude of about 60,000 feet (18,288 meters), while buckled safely in seats that recline flat after reaching suborbital space. A flight animation depicted passengers clad in their own personal spacesuits as they reached a maximum altitude of at least 68 miles (110 kilometers).

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