Virgin Galactic

No, it’s not the name of a new porno staring Peter North (that should get me some google hits, if nothing else)..after browsing the Virgin site to book some flights I found this:

Virgin Galactic

I knew about the SpaceShipOne project but had no idea that Virgin had licensed the technology with the intent to turn it into a commercially viable space tourism project. That crazy (sir) Richard Branson!

They cleverly avoid the question of cost on the webpage but considering that the preparation for the flight could involve 5-6 days of medical assessments and training, it’s not likely to be $49.95.

Even though it’s unlikely I (or anyone reading this) will be among the first to be able to book a ticket on these flights it’s still exciting..maybe one day booking a flight into the upper atmosphere will be as easy (and cheap) as flying to Sydney or Melbourne