Space available

For a mere 10% down (that’s 20Gs) you could be flying high – approximately 62 miles high, above the earth. That’s what $200,000 will get you – a three-day trip into space aboard Richard Branson’s spaceliner, the VSS Enterprise.

The mothership, The White Knight (a/k/a Virgin MotherShip Eve), will transport the two-pilot, six-passenger ship above the Earth. The space pod will then break away and propel beyond the atmosphere.

Virgin Galactic’s Mission Control is booking now to reserve your place in space. Only six passengers fit in the aircraft. With reportedly 300 passengers already signed up, wait time may be very long. Departures are scheduled in the near 2011/2012. Trip highlights include:

  • Space-pioneering for civilians
  • Astronaut training sessions
  • Spacious cabin with abundant room for zero gravity floating experience
  • Large windows for Earth-viewing

Now’s your chance, flights are booking fast…

Photo © 2009 Virgin Galactic

4 Responses to “Space available”

  1. lg Says:

    Just so I understand — we are talking space, as in the “final frontier,” right? If so, much as I am impressed with the unveiling of the spacecraft in the darkness of the Mojave Desert with no less dignitaries than the Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie and the Governors Schwarzenegger and Richarson and other (I’m sure) assorted luminaries, I do have to question a few little things (like safety, training, piloting, etc. ). I have no doubt that there is a huge waiting list already. It’s no wonder that Branson is rich. . . .

  2. janet g Says:

    Yes, space as in “outer space.” If I had $200,000 to spare, I’d be on that waiting list in a second.

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  4. Janet Giampietro Says:

    I’m looking forward to experiencing the new Barnes. Then I’ll make a decision on its success rate.

    Thanks for the comment.

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