Plenty Of Interest To Head Into Space For Just A Few Minutes
from the blast-off dept
Looks like Richard Branson might have another hit on his hands. Just weeks after first announcing his plans for Virgin Galactic and (obviously) fueled by the success of SpaceShipOne in winning the X-Prize, it looks like a lot of people are interested in blasting off to space, even if for only five minutes. The expected price tag hovering somewhere near $200,000 isn’t scaring off many people. Over 3,000 have said they’re interested, according to the company, including a bunch who have showed up at the company’s offices with checks in hand. Of course, it’s still two and a half to three years away before they plan on actually launching any of these space tourists into space.
Comments on “Plenty Of Interest To Head Into Space For Just A Few Minutes”
Wouldn’t it be cheaper to just rent a cargo plane and do a few parabolic arcs for your few minutes of weightlessness?
Re: Cheaper alternative?
Yeah, but that doesn’t have the same
streetspace cred as actually going out of the atmosphere
Re: Re: Cheaper alternative?
If money were of no matter to me I would certainly love to be one of the first civilians in space. Money isn’t the issue, its the bragging rights and experience that makes it worthwhile.