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Passengers will board the SpaceShipTwo (SS2) Enterprise, which recently just broke supersonic speeds in its second test flight, climbed to 69,000 feet above ground, and, Branson said, releases close to zero carbon emissions. The experience won't quite be like boarding a NASA space shuttle, but it will definitely provide views you can't get on a plane.
For now, though, travelers will have to pay $250,000 for a ticket. Commercial space travel is not yet cheap, but Branson believes this is very much the start of something huge, and not just cheaper joyrides outside the atmosphere.
"Through space travel, we're going to be able to do transformative things for the world," Branson said on stage at the Social Good Summit Tuesday. "We're going to be able to monitor if a ship is fishing illegally — we can spot it live through our satellites. We can check if people are hunting down rhinos."
For Branson, space travel is the mechanism by which a host of dreams are made real
IS this really space? i thought it was just Low earth Orbit, yes you will float but meh.....
Ill pay when i can be somewhere close to moon! that actual "space"!
A ticket to leave the planet for rich folk in dangerous circumstances? I wonder if the parachutes will be made in China?