First Commercial Spaceship Debuts
So far about 300 people have put down $200,000 each for tickets to ride SpaceShipTwo into suborbital space.
While NASA frets over a looming hiatus in its ability to launch people into space, a commercial company is poised to unveil the first spaceship for private passenger travel.
The formal presentation of Virgin Galactic‘s SpaceShipTwo is scheduled for Monday afternoon in California’s Mojave Desert, the home base of legendary designer Burt Rutan and his team at Scaled Composites.
“Suborbital flights is the area where commercial human spaceflight will start,” said Bretton Alexander, president of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation trade association.
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