Space tourism gets closer to reality

Richard Branson's spaceline made a major milestone last weekend in its plans to run a commercially viable space travel service. Virgin Galactic have been taking orders from tourists since 2005 for a service that saves costs and fuel because the spacecraft launches from a high altitude plane. The test showed the return of the spacecraft to an airbase after a successful launch of the craft from 45,000 feet.

340 astro-tourists have paid $200,000 so far to book their future ticket.

Virgin Atlantic

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