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Virgin’s space flight

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Samer Zawaydeh
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by Claire Ferris Lay on Wednesday, 03 March 2010

(Virgin Galactic)
Virgin Galactic, the space tourism arm of Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, has signed up 20 Gulf space tourists and taken more than $45m in customer deposits, the company’s president said on Wednesday.

Virgin Galactic, which counts physicist Stephen Hawkins and ex-racing driver Niki Lauda amongst its customers, plans to sell all of its tickets for the venture’s first year of operations by the time it goes commercial, Will Whitehorn said on the sidelines of the World Space Risk Forum in Dubai.

“The Gulf region is also pretty strong at the moment, we’re over 20 tickets sold in this region. We’ve just gone through the 325 mark [for tickets sold], heading towards 330,” said Whitehorn.

“Over half the first year’s operation is already sold and our ambition is to sell the whole of the first year’s operation by the time we go commercial.”

The ticket is around $4.4Million. Who wants to get one :)

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