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December 28, 2004

Richard Branson To Launch Virgin Galactic With Five SpaceShipTwo Fleet

Topics: International News

The first shots have been made in the privatization of space tourism and they have been fired by the dynamic duo of Burt Rutan and Richard Branson.

The idea of caviar, a designer space suit, and charter membership in the 62-Mile-High Club(I wonder if that has the same connotation as the mile-high club did in days gone by) sounds interesting but with a price tag that would require "four and a half times the median annual US salary" to burn on a three-day weekend trip into space - I think I might have to wait for competition to drive the price down a bit.

Digger's Realm has extensive coverage on the story.

Posted by Hyscience at December 28, 2004 1:30 PM

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