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    Virgin Galactic Aims to Fly Passengers by 2008

    LONDON (AP) -- Designer Philippe Starck, former soap star Victoria Principal and ``Superman Returns'' director Bryan Singer have booked their flights for tourist trips in outer space, an official from the company selling the galactic voyage said Monday.
    Virgin Galactic, a Virgin Group company, has sold some 200 tickets to passengers for suborbital flights, starting in 2008, said Will Whitehorn, the company's president.
    It has collected 8.5 million pounds (US$15.6 million, euro12.4 million) in deposits for the flights that cost 109,000 pounds (US$200,000, euro158,000).
    "Right now we're headed right on schedule," Whitehorn said. "Things are looking good from our perspective."
    The venture by Virgin Group, owned by British billionaire Richard Branson, is building five spaceships and two airplanes by 2010.
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    I would do it for a one week ride, but I think these guys are only going to be up in space for an hour or two at most. Cool idea though....I think they are going to be taking off from near the town of Truth or Consequences, NM.
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