Virgin, owned by millionaire Sir Richard Branson aims to be the world’s first spaceline spaceship taking passengers to a maximum altitude of 68 miles (110km) on its SpaceShipTwo manned vehicle.
Yes, what seemed impossible just a few years ago is not only a possibility, but a reality hoping to make space travel possible as early as 2011.
The boundary of space is generally said to be about 62 miles above the surface of the Earth.
SpaceShipTwo is based on Rutan’s design of a stubby white prototype called SpaceShipOne. In 2004 SpaceShipOne captured the $10 million Ansari X Prize by becoming the first privately manned craft to reach space.
Mr Branson has said that he and his family will be among Virgin Galactic’s first space travelers. The voyage will cost tourists $200,000 each.
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