Commercial spaceflights

March 10, 2008 at 10:38 am | Posted in Space, Technology, Transportation | Leave a comment

Virgin has a division known as Virgin Galactic. They are building the “worlds first spaceline”, designed to “allow affordable sub-orbital space tourism”. Or should I say, they are building version 2. The first version put a man in space in October of 2004 and won the coveted Ansari X-Prize.

Heres an animation of a sample journey:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBo8t0B5NhM

Here is their site:
http://www.virgingalactic.com/

They’re taking reservations.  Just $200,000 USD, including three days of training…

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