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July 17, 2009

Vacation in Space? It’s Possible … For The Rich (NPR)
“Virgin Galactic, owned by Richard Branson, is offering suborbital flights for $200,000. It hopes to have safe, regular flights within the next three years. Will Whitehorn, president of Virgin Galactic, says 300 people have already signed up. He likens the price to the cost of the first transatlantic airplane flights in 1939.

“A ticket in today’s dollars was $85,000 to fly across the Atlantic,” he says. “Now, it can be done for less than $800.”

It’s officially the future.

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