Monday, September 27, 2004

Richard Branson + SpaceShipOne = Virgin Galactic 

Entrepeneur extraordinaire Richard Branson is teaming up with Burt Rutan , designer of SpaceShipOne, to create Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline.

SpaceShipOne is considered the front runner for the Ansari X-Prize, and is scheduled to begin its official attempt this week. The cost to go on a suborbital flight, including three days of preflight training, is expected to come in at $208,000. The first vessel, the VSS Enterprise, will begin construction next year.

Posted by Beth Henderson at 1:27 PM