Space cadettes: Two women prepare for blast-off

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I’ve been following Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline, since it launched more than 10 years ago. With blast-off delayed numerous times since 2012, it’s looking like SpaceShipTwo will finally see space in early 2015 from Spaceport America in New Mexico.

Thrilling!

While a host of celebrities have signed up for the $250K ticket, some more earthly beings are among the 700 or so explorers on the wait list for the six-passenger ship.

Lina Borozdina and Anousheh Ansari share a life-long love of space. So much so that they made life-altering decisions to make their dreams of space travel a reality. Listen as their stories collide in this episode of New Tech City as these women prepare to take the giant leap.

Want to join them? Here’s the booking page. If I could be with you ladies, I would.

What about you, is space travel in your future? What would your space playlist(s) be?

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<< ADDENDUM >>

A few days after this posting, sadly SpaceShipTwo crashed in the Mojave Desert – further delaying the start of the space tourism program. For full coverage, read here.

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