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Virgin Galactic opens ticket sales for space flights

Tickets will initially be made available to a list of  “early hand-raisers”

Virgin Galactic has opened ticket sales for space flights, with prices starting at US$450,000 for each seat.

In June 2021, Virgin Galactic received approval from the US aviation safety regulator to fly people to space and the space tourism company confirmed it’s making progress toward beginning revenue flights next year. It will sell single seats, package deals and entire flights.

Virgin Galactic stated that progress is being made towards commencing commercial service in 2022 and that sales will initially open to a list of “early hand-raisers”.

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The company’s billionaire founder, Richard Branson, recently took a high-profile flight to the edge of space and two space flights have been completed from New Mexico, the latest carrying a full crew and garnering the attention of the world’s media.

Virgin Galactic chief executive Michael Colglazier said: “As we endeavour to bring the wonder of space to a broad global population, we are delighted to open the door to an entirely new industry and consumer experience.”

For more information, visit www.virgingalactic.com

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