Branson’s Virgin Galactic to sell space flight tickets starting at $450,000

13th August, 2021.      //   Space Travel  // 

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Virgin Galactic, the spaceship business, announced on Thursday that ticket sales for space trips starting at $450,000 per seat will begin on Thursday, only weeks after billionaire founder Richard Branson’s high-profile voyage to the edge of space.

On July 11, Branson flew more than 50 miles over the New Mexico desert in a Virgin Galactic rocket plane, returning safely in the vehicle’s first fully crewed test journey to space, a significant milestone for a company he founded 17 years ago.

On Thursday, the company’s stock climbed 5% in extended trade.

Virgin Galactic won clearance to carry passengers to space from the US aviation safety authority in June.

The business plans to provide three customer options: a single seat, a multi-seat package, and a full-flight buyout, according to the company.

Sales will begin with the firm’s large roster of “early hand-raisers,” according to the company.