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Virgin Galactic Space Flights and new interior of SpaceShip 2

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posted on Jan, 31 2007 @ 06:15 PM
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We've heard about Virgin Galactic and its space flight offerrings. As time nears and seats have been reserved, we as a species are about to witness a major step for "mankind" and our rapidly increasing eveolution, worldliness and future endeavors to come.
 



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LONDON (AP) _ British entrepreneur Richard Branson said Monday that his Virgin company plans to launch commercial space flights over the next few years.

The Virgin transport, entertainment and communications group has signed an agreement with pioneering aviation designer Burt Rutan to build an aircraft based on Rutan's SpaceShipOne vessel, Branson said.

SpaceShipOne cracked the barrier to manned commercial space flight in June by flying 98,547 meters, or about 99 kilometers (328,491 feet, or about 62 miles) above Earth, just a little more than 120 meters (400 feet) above the distance scientists widely consider to be the boundary of space. The flight lasted 90 minutes.


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Yes, I know ticket prices are not for everybody, but at least alot more affordable for the average wealthy citizen than the limited 2 billionaires who paid in the millions for private space flight.

This is the beginning of the end on space monopoly and what's out there and whose able to go up there and view what only a privileged few have been able to see. Though a very brief time in space now... the start of competition to go further and longer in space.

People as Sir Richard Branson have a way of giving back to the people and its eccentric, wealthy people as such who are very few and far between that will create such possibilities for the average citizen.

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