View Full Version : Branson unveils space tourism jet

07-29-2008, 03:33 PM

The British business tycoon Richard Branson has unveiled an aircraft in the US that will be used for his project to launch tourists into space.

The high-altitude jet will act as the mothership for a spacecraft, releasing it in mid-air to take two crew and six passengers on sub-orbital flights.

More than 250 people have already paid $200,000 (100,000) each to be among the first making the tourist trips.

Mr Branson predicts the maiden space voyage will take place in 18 months.

While I remember talk of this a while back, had no idea it was coming so soon. Tickets a little out of my price range though.

07-31-2008, 11:50 AM
Don't feel too bad. It would be interesting, but there is more to see on Planet Earth than the average person can possibly do in a lifetime.