Up, Up and Away.
Where are you headed this summer? Oh, that’s cute. Well, for a handful of the 800 awaiting customers who have paid up to $450,000, they’ll be heading to the edge of space. Not to one-up you or anything…
In what represents a breakthrough for Sir. Richard Branson – having spent nearly two unsuccessful decades on his commercial rocket venture – Virgin Galactic is finally preparing for take-off. And the first flight, Galactic 01, will launch as soon as June 29th. Hang on, didn’t that happen already? Bloody hell, so it did. That progressed awfully quickly.
While this is big news for Virgin, it’s not an industry first. Jeff Bezos has been there, done that and got the cowboy hat. His interestingly shaped ‘Blue Origin’ has flown six missions with a tourist crew on board, including Bezos himself, his weird brother, and William Shatner. So, the question is, is it possible for Virgin to catch up in the space tourism race?
Branson’s team seem to think so and believe this has the ability to transform the economics of space. Just think, in the near future going to space might be as casual as your girl’s trip to Beefa.Read Original Story