Virgin Galactic has released ticket sales to the general public, providing the opportunity to purchase one of the initial spaceflight reservations and secure membership in the unique community of Future Astronauts.
Aerospace and space travel company Virgin Galactic has released tickets to space to the general public this week.
“At Virgin Galactic, we believe that space is transformational,” said Virgin Galactic CEO Michael Colglazier.
“We plan to have our first 1,000 customers on board at the start of commercial service later this year, providing an incredibly strong foundation as we begin regular operations and scale our fleet.”
Virgin Galactic says spaceflight reservations also provide access to the Future Astronaut membership community – designed and curated to bring inspiration, excitement, and adventure from the time of ticket purchase to spaceflight and beyond.
Members will enjoy access to money-can’t-buy experiences, events, trips and space-readiness activities while they await their spaceflight.
The spaceflight itself launches from Spaceport America in New Mexico. Starting with several days of spaceflight preparedness activities, future astronauts will stay with their guests at forthcoming custom accommodations.
During spaceflight, astronauts will experience a 90-minute journey including a signature air launch and Mach-3 boost to space.
The spaceship gracefully flips while astronauts enjoy several minutes of out-of-seat weightlessness and breath-taking views of Earth from the spaceship’s 17 windows.
Upon return from this transformational experience, astronauts will begin a meaningful journey to create positive impact with the perspective that can only come from seeing our beautiful planet from space.
To mark the launch of public sales, Virgin Galactic unveiled a new, iconic consumer brand, designed to capture the love, wonder, and awe of the experience of viewing Earth from space, and to inspire generations of future astronauts around the world.
Unfortunately, Spaceflight reservations don’t come cheap, with tickets on sale for a total price of US$450,000 (with an initial deposit payment of US$150,000).
Those interested in spaceflight reservations can visit www.virgingalactic.com to start the application process.
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