Virgin Galactic Breaks Ground
Virgin Galactic Breaks Ground

First Space Tourism Flight Due 2011

Virgin Galactic, the space tourism venture of Richard Branson, broke ground on their $300 million Spaceport America launch facilty in New Mexico, and also tested the mother ship that will carry the space ship itself to launch. The first space tourism flight is scheduled to launch in 2011, and will take tourists paying $200,000 each into suborbital flight.

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